Campus Updates

Harris elected to National Academy of Sciences

Kathleen Mullan Harris, Ph.D., James E. Haar Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that a U.S. scientist or engineer can receive. Harris is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15…

UNC students awarded prestigious NSF fellowships

Twenty-three students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently received a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Morehead-Cain Foundation announces 57 new scholars

The Morehead-Cain Foundation this fall will welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 57 new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina, the United States and the world. The class of 2018 will include: Thirty-one scholars from North Carolina Twenty-six scholars from outside North Carolina, including: Sixteen scholars from eleven different states; One…

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…