Campus Updates

American Indian Heritage Month: lecture, concert, films, seminar, more

November will be full of free, public events at UNC that celebrate American Indian Heritage Month. On November 2, Rep Your Tribe Day kicks off a schedule that includes book signings and readings, performances by Unheard Voices, the annual Michael D. Green Lecture with Professor K. Tsianina Lomawaima from the University of Arizona a concert by…

Homegrown Halloween to alter parking, transit

For the fifth year in a row, Chapel Hill hopes to keep Halloween a hometown event. Homegrown Halloween is a shared effort among the Town of Chapel Hill, the University and downtown businesses to keep Halloween a small-town gathering. On Oct. 31, Franklin Street downtown will close at 9 p.m. in the expectation of large crowds…

Attend Chancellor search forums Nov. 7, 8

The search committee seeking a successor for UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp will hold four separate forums on Nov. 7 and 8 for people to share opinions about what they hope to see in the next chancellor. The forums will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to share ideas about the…

‘Beat the Pack’ blood drive sets 500-unit goal

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to show their Tar Heel spirit with a blood donation during the “Beat the Pack” drive Friday (Oct. 26), the eve of the football game against rival North Carolina State University. Organizers have set a goal of 500 units for the drive being held 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.…

Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares campaign is underway

Last year, UNC employees showed their generosity by making Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares the lead contributing agency to the State Employees Combined Campaign. This year, campaign officials hope Carolina employees can give even more. Tar Heels Give More is the theme of this year’s campaign. The campaign raised $780,000 for charities last year. Organizers hope to…

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…