Campus Updates

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Dear Carolina Community,

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time set aside across the nation to educate our communities about the impact of sexual and gender-based harassment and violence and to promote prevention. Since arriving in July, I have been impressed by the transformative nature of Carolina’s focus and the depth of engagement on student welfare and campus safety. Many students, faculty and staff have created a month full of activities, and there are more to come. I know we all appreciate and will benefit from their efforts.

UNC celebrates North Carolina DNA Day

One hundred UNC graduate and post doctoral students will visit more than 150 high schools and 300 high school classrooms across the state today to present interactive, hands-on lessons about genetics and genomics. The classroom visits are scheduled in celebration of North Carolina DNA Day. The celebration lasts through April to commemorate the discovery of…

Six to receive honorary degrees at Commencement

Six distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees, including celebrated surgeon and best-selling author Dr. Atul Gawande, who will deliver Carolina’s spring Commencement Address on May 11. Commencement will be held in Kenan Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside over the ceremony. This year’s honorary degree recipients are: Atul Atmaram Gawande Doctor…

Chancellor Folt helps kick off early voting

On the first day of early voting for this year’s May primary election Thursday, Chancellor Carol L. Folt cast her ballot at North Carolina Hillel at 210 W. Cameron Ave., the early voting site closest to the UNC campus. A small crowd gathered in front of the building, decorated for the day with red, white…

Capitol Hound tracks legislature for media

The Reese News Lab, an experimental media and research project in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will soon unleash a powerful new tracker to help lobbyists, lawyers and media professionals sniffing for news in the N.C. General Assembly. Called Capitol Hound, the subscription service will provide alerts and searchable transcripts of sessions using…

Chancellor honors 66 students for academic, service leadership

Sixty-six bright, dedicated students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were honored Tuesday with the University’s most prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership. Chancellor Carol L. Folt presided at the annual Chancellor’s Awards ceremony. Provost James W. Dean, Jr., and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp presented student awards. “These…

Students recognize faculty and staff for teaching and service

Students honored three faculty members, one staff member and six teaching assistants Tuesday at the Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony in recognition of their teaching excellence and service to undergraduates. Faculty members recognized with Student Undergraduate Teaching Awards were: Jim Ketch, professor of music, who teaches jazz and trumpet and directs the annual Carolina Jazz Festival; Terry…