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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Former Chancellor Aycock dies at 99

William Brantley Aycock, a distinguished professor and chancellor of the University during a period of tremendous growth and social and political upheaval, died June 20 at age 99. ... Read More

‘Take the hit and recover later’

Gillian Litynski is at the top of her form in fencing, as the first-ever ACC women’s saber champion, and in academics, as a prestigious Hillman Scholar for Nursing Innovation in the School of Nursing. She's also dyslexic. ... Read More

Brinkley chosen as 14th dean of the School of Law

Carolina alumnus and Raleigh lawyer Martin H. Brinkley has been named the next dean of the School of Law. ... Read More

Grad students share their research with legislators

Graduate students from throughout the state recently had the opportunity to meet members of the North Carolina General Assembly and share the ways graduate student research is benefiting North Carolina’s economy and citizens. Gov. Pat McCrory declared May 18 through 22 as Graduate Education Week in North Carolina and May 19 as Graduate Education Day. […] ... Read More

UNC, Dental Foundation establish Barakat Memorial Award

A new memorial award named for two slain Muslim students will be presented for the first time during the fall semester of the 2015-16 academic year. ... Read More

UNC community supports 27th Carolina Blood Drive

At the 27th annual Carolina Blood Drive held at the Smith Center on June 2, the American Red Cross collected 832 units of blood (590 whole blood units and 242 double red units). A total of 802 donors and 65 volunteers participated in the drive, sponsored by the Employee Forum. The drive helps save lives and promote healing […] ... Read More

Hello ‘Sweeney,’ goodbye Joe

PRC's 2015-16 season is the last to be programmed by longtime producing artistic director Joseph Haj, who will become artistic director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. ... Read More

Still accredited, Carolina gets one-year probation from SACS

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) notified Carolina earlier this month that the University remains accredited but has been placed on probation for one year because of past academic irregularities. “The Commission’s decision is the next step – an expected consequence – in Carolina’s tireless efforts to ensure integrity in […] ... Read More

Honors for June 24, 2015

Recipients of the 2014-15 Finance Division Extra Mile Awards are John Medlin and Ken Thurheimer from Purchasing Services; Ethel Rodriguez from Travel Services; Karen Sipe from Business Analysis; and Ammar Yameen from Disbursement Services. Each received a framed certificate, a $100 gift certificate and one day of paid annual leave. As part of the celebration […] ... Read More

Serving those who serve

Chancellor Carol L. Folt officially launched UNC Core, a new distance-learning program for service members. She also announced the addition of a new full-time position dedicated to helping veterans navigate the higher education process. ... Read More

Trustees take comprehensive approach to campus history

The Board of Trustees passed three resolutions on May 28 that, together, form a comprehensive approach to telling the University’s full history. ... Read More

Richman leads School of Social Work into 95th year

As dean, Jack Richman has continued to use his helping touch to bring Carolina’s School of Social Work to the forefront of the field. ... Read More

Guthridge was a quiet competitor

Only in Chapel Hill would a two-time Final Four coach, an Atlantic Coast Conference champion, and a consensus National Coach of the Year award winner be best known as an assistant ... Read More

Howes, maestro of the campus master plan, dies at 78

Former Chapel Hill Mayor Jonathan Howes, who also led the process to revamp the campus master plan, passed away at age 78. ... Read More

A common core

A $5 million arts venue called The Core@Carolina Square will occupy a space at the heart of the new Franklin Street development. ... Read More

$15 million renovation of Hill Hall begins in June

Hill Hall, the historic heart of the music department in the College of Arts and Sciences, will close this month to begin an expected 18-month, $15 million renovation. ... Read More

Systems using ConnectCarolina should be normal again soon

Eight months into using ConnectCarolina for finance, HR and payroll, many on campus have been wondering, “When will things get back to normal?” ITS says soon. ... Read More

Memorial Day

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Honors for June 3, 2015

The School of Social Work honored seven faculty members and two staff members at the end of the 2014–15 academic year: Natasha Bowen, Excellence in Faculty Mentoring; Iris Carlton-LaNey, Excellence in Teaching; Dean Duncan, Excellence in Research; Mark Fraser, Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring; Vanessa Mitchell, Excellence in Staff Performance; Gary Nelson, Excellence in Public […] ... Read More

Fulenwider and Williams are honored for service in the workplace

Lachonya Williams and Lindsay Fulenwider and have been honored for the ways in which they support and influence others in their jobs at Carolina. ... Read More

Waters receives 2015 Mary Turner Lane award

Marcey Waters, Gordon and Bowman Gray Term Professor of Chemistry, has won the 2015 Mary Turner Lane award in honor of her outstanding contributions to the lives of women students, faculty, staff and administrators at Carolina. ... Read More

Measure evaluation director goes to Ghana

Jim Thomas, the director of the Carolina Population Center’s MEASURE Evaluation, traveled to Accra, Ghana, last month for a conference on ways to improve health information systems. ... Read More

UNC releases statement about NCAA notice

The University has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA as the next phase in its investigation of academic irregularities and possible bylaw infractions. In a joint statement released May 22, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said the University had begun reviewing the NCAA’s notice. “We take these allegations […] ... Read More

Tar Heel sports post outstanding academic progress rates

Seventeen Carolina varsity athletic teams posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher and four other teams were within four points of that score, The score measures eligibility and retention each semester at every NCAA institution. ... Read More

Hats off to the class of 2015

Final tests have been taken and last papers have been handed in, but on a rainy Sunday morning at Kenan Stadium, the Class of 2015 was given one more assignment: take risks and make your own path. ... Read More