Campus Updates

Myron Cohen to deliver December commencement

Myron S. Cohen, M.D., an acclaimed physician and researcher who has spent the last three decades studying the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, will speak at December Commencement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chancellor Holden Thorp will preside at the Dec. 16 ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith…

Journalism students cover DNC: “This is history; we’re writing it”

“This is history; we’re writing it” was among The Charlotte Observer’s words of wisdom for seven UNC-Chapel Hill journalism students who covered the Democratic National Convention. The students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication spent nine days in Charlotte, preparing for their roles and then doing their jobs. Before the convention began, the Observer introduced some of its interns through personal…

Simone subject of Stone Center exhibit, play

“Nina Simone … What More Can I Say?” a new exhibit and play honoring the singer and North Carolina native, will open later this month at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The exhibit of rare photographs of Simone’s awards, personal letters and other documents opens Sept. 13 with a 7 p.m. reception…

Carolina Performing Arts offers BOGO for faculty, staff

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff can take advantage of a one-day BOGO sale in conjunction with the Carolina Performing Arts commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. The season will re-imagine, re-interpret and explore the lasting impact of the historic piece. To encourage faculty and staff to be…

Carolina cracks top 10 in federal R&D expenditures

UNC-Chapel Hill rose to ninth from 16th among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding ($545.99 million) devoted to research and development in all fields during fiscal 2010. The new ranking, based on data compiled by the National Science Foundation, was published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a trade…

Researchers reveal evolution’s design for keeping lungs clean and healthy

With each breath, we inhale life-sustaining, oxygen-rich air. But that same air is also riddled with germs that threaten our health. Now, in collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine, scientists at Carolina reveal evolution’s design for keeping our lungs clean and healthy. The discovery, to be published August…

“Splendid torch” of Friday’s life celebrated at memorial service

Some 20 years ago, C.D. Spangler Jr. was driving through Dallas, N.C., the boyhood home of Bill Friday, when he decided he wanted to see the high school where Friday had graduated decades before becoming the first and longest-serving president of the University of North Carolina. Spangler stopped first at a roadside store for a…

Early voting on campus until Nov. 3

Orange County residents who want to vote before the Nov. 6 local, state and national elections can cast their votes on the UNC campus beginning Oct. 18. An early voting site will be available on the second floor of the Rams Head Dining Hall, which is located at 320 Ridge Road. Voter parking will be…

Parking details set for Michelle Obama visit

People traveling on campus on Tuesday should expect delays and road closures between 1 and 4 p.m. during a campaign visit to Chapel Hill by first lady Michelle Obama, who will be speaking at Carmichael Arena. Due to limited parking availability on UNC’s campus, students, staff and faculty who plan to attend the speech should…

Carolina to host memorial for Bill Friday

A public memorial service to celebrate the life of University of North Carolina President Emeritus William C. Friday will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17) in Memorial Hall. As seating in Memorial is limited, admission tickets for Memorial and overflow seating with video in Gerrard Hall will be distributed at Memorial starting at 8:30…