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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Robots to the rescue!

The pharmacy school has been a pioneer at Carolina in videoconferencing, beginning in 2005 with classes taught by professors in Chapel Hill to students in other parts of the state. The latest addition: three Double Robotics robots. Each is an iPad mounted on a remote-controlled base that looks something like a Segway. ... Read More

University responds in detail to SACS board

The University earlier this month submitted its more than 200-page response to information requested by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). ... Read More

Faculty seek input into search process for successor to Ross

During the Jan. 23 Faculty Council meeting, faculty members reacted with anger and anxiety to the news that UNC President Tom Ross will be stepping down. ... Read More

University Teaching Awards for 2015 are announced

The University has announced the recipients of the 2015 University Teaching Awards, the highest campus-wide recognition for teaching excellence. The instructors come from faculty and teaching assistants, representing 16 departments and three schools. ... Read More

GAA honors three faculty members for outstanding service

Acclaimed researchers in HIV/AIDS and public health and a writer whose works have appeared on the page and stage were honored Jan. 16 with the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award. ... Read More


The Athletic Department will recognize its second class of Tar Heel Trailblazers at the men’s basketball game vs. Georgia Tech on Feb. 21. This year’s Trailblazers are Karen Stevenson and Charles Waddell. Stevenson was the first black woman to be granted a Morehead Scholarship in 1975.  She also won the Rhodes scholarship in 1979, making […] ... Read More

In memoriam: John J.W. Rogers, Carol Malloy

Two retired Carolina faculty members died earlier this month: John J.W. Rogers from the Department of Geology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Carol Malloy from the School of Education. ... Read More

Trustees announce new ways to boost lab-to-market innovation

The University announced a new venture fund to support start-ups and a new position in the chancellor’s cabinet to help the University maximize its economic impact on the state by accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship. ... Read More

Four directors present their centers and institutes to trustees

Carolina's Board of Trustees heard from four directors as part of a series of presentations to give a closer view oft the centers and institutes here to gain deeper insight into how each contributes to furthering Carolina’s mission of teaching, research and public service. ... Read More

Student activist discovers the surprising power of compromise

Student activist Tait Chandler sees a recent BOT resolution to pursue clean energy as the first major step toward coal divestment. ... Read More

2014: The year in stories

The Gazette says goodbye to 2014 with this roundup of the year's best stories, month by month. ... Read More

For Gloria Thompson, the work is personal

Massey Award winner Gloria Thompson is not a supervisor or a team leader, but she is the housekeeper people call when there’s a problem because they know she’ll take care of it. ... Read More

A home for virtually everything North Carolina

Digital NC, housed in the North Carolina Collection on campus, was created by the State Library of North Carolina and the University Library to provide free digitization services to the state’s cultural heritage centers. ... Read More

Celebrating MLK Day

At Carolina, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was commemorated the way it was intended to be -- with service to others. ... Read More

Actions affecting three named in Wainstein report released

The University late last month released information related to three employees who had been named in the Wainstein report. ... Read More

Nominations open for the University Awards for the Advancement of Women

Nominations are due for the University Awards for the Advancement of Women on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. ... Read More

Envisioning Carolina’s digital educational future

The goal of the “Envisioning the Digital University” conference was to imagine how technology of the future can help in the University’s mission. ... Read More


Six UNC scientists have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Honorees from the School of Medicine are Rosann A. Farber, T. Kendall Harden and Karen L. Mohlke, all in the Department of […] ... Read More

All areas asked to prepare for communicable disease emergency operations

The Department of Environment, Health and Safety is asking all units and departments to develop a Communicable Disease Emergency Continuity of Operations Plan for their areas. ... Read More

New approach may lead to inhalable vaccines for flu, pneumonia

Researchers at Carolina and N.C. State have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles. ... Read More

University submits response to SACSCOC compliance questions

  The University on Monday (Jan. 12) submitted its response to a request from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) for additional information and documentation about its compliance with accreditation standards. The commission had originally set a Jan. 7 time frame for the response but extended it to ensure that […] ... Read More

Caring about lab safety

Beginning Jan. 15, the Department of Environment, Health and Safety is launching a PPE (personal protective equipment) safety campaign via digital boards around campus and posters mailed to the University’s principal investigators. The campaign – titled “What do you care about?” – features principal investigators as well as graduate and undergraduate students talking about what […] ... Read More

Forum explores strategies to strengthen ties with faculty

Employee Forum members discuss encouraging better teamwork between faculty and staff for the benefit of both groups. ... Read More

No. 1 value in public education – for the 14th time

Carolina ranks once again – and for the 14th time in a row – as the best value in American public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. ... Read More

University plans to test sirens Jan. 20

The University will test the emergency sirens and text messages on Tuesday, Jan. 20, between noon and 1 p.m., as it does each semester to make sure the equipment works. ... Read More