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PCIED calls for more talk, more action to improve diversity at Carolina

Creating a diversity plan should be the first step in the process, not the last, said Daryl Smith, the national diversity expert who came to campus April 14 for the Diversity in Higher Education seminar. ... Read More

Forum focuses on budget and ConnectCarolina

The May 6 meeting at Wilson Library was the Spring Community Forum, held annually to give University employees the chance to ask questions directly to administrators – even the chancellor. ... Read More

Faith, family, friends were mainstays of Snipes’ career

Week after week, month after month – for what would prove to be a remarkable 46-year run – Betsi Snipes did what had to be done to make sure everybody always got paid on time. ... Read More

Gist’s passion to help others leads to Carolina Women’s Center

When Shelley Gist was assigned as a sophomore to intern at the Carolina Women’s Center, she never knew how much the center and its mission to build gender equity would inspire her career. ... Read More

Faculty-Staff Campaign offers vital support

In an era of state budget cuts and rising enrollment, private gifts to Carolina -- a vital part of which is generated by the UNC Faculty-Staff Campaign -- have played an increasingly important role. ... Read More

Faculty Council: fast and furious

In the last meeting of the academic year, Faculty Council passed resolutions on open access and the student honor code and heard the annual reports from several committees. ... Read More

Sullivan and Tufekci named 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Two professors at Carolina have been honored as inaugural 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. ... Read More

Six receive Massey Awards for Meritorious Service

Six Carolina employees will receive 2015 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards, one of the most coveted distinctions earned by faculty and staff. ... Read More

Pro40+ grants help faculty redesign professional courses

Encouraged by the success of 100+, the Center for Faculty Excellence (led by Eric Muller) has introduced a pilot program called Pro40+ that provides grants for faculty in the professional schools to redesign their classes with more than 40 students. ... Read More

Honors for April 15, 2015

Marco Barker, senior director for education, operations and initiatives in diversity and multicultural affairs and clinical assistant professor in the School of Education, was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education. The council’s goal is to assist in setting and implementing the vision for […] ... Read More

Faculty discuss STEAM and active learning as part of QEP

Advocates for highly structured, active learning classes say in-class activities keep students more focused on learning and improve achievement and should be part of the 2016 Quality Enhancement Plan. ... Read More

Faculty to vote on open-access policy

Will Carolina join the more than 100 universities across the country that are part of the open-access movement? Julie Kimbrough and Todd Vision hope so. ... Read More

Carolina Performing Arts challenges audiences, expands minds

Brooklyn Rider played for the Board of Trustees as part of Emil Kang's presentation on the growth of Carolina Performing Arts. ... Read More

Carolina scholars encouraged to use digital newspaper archive

“What Can You Do with 3 Million Pages of Digitized North Carolina Newspapers?” was the appropriate title of a March 24 symposium designed to spark the interest of Carolina scholars about this resource, launched in November 2013. ... Read More

New faculty recruited to launch T-cell trials at UNC Lineberger

Two new faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch groundbreaking immunotherapy clinical trials. ... Read More

Folt reflects on challenges of first two years at Carolina

Carol L. Folt's first two years as chancellor have been a time of challenge and opportunity, she told trustees. ... Read More

Kielt addresses ConnectCarolina frustrations at Faculty Council

Chris Kielt told faculty members he fully appreciated the level of frustration caused by the implementation of ConnectCarolina and InfoPorte. ... Read More

Three receive University Awards for the Advancement of Women

Three people were honored at the Campus Y on March 23 with the University Award for the Advancement of Women. ... Read More

10 recognized for work to further diversity

Ten people or groups received 2015 University Diversity Awards recognizing their significant contributions to the enhancement, support and furtherance of diversity on the Carolina campus and in the community. ... Read More

Sullivan selected for BOG Teaching Excellence Award

Terry Sullivan, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, received the UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching. ... Read More


Robert Dalton, interim head of research and instructional services at Davis Library, has been awarded the 2014 Outstanding Employee Award by the University Library for his professionalism, collaborative spirit and strong leadership during times of change. David Romito, biology librarian at the Kenan Science Library, and Jill Sexton, head of Digital Research Services, received honorable […] ... Read More

The devils in the details

Renee Alexander Craft's research on Portobelo, Panama, has resulted in a new book, a digital home for hundreds of interviews and a multimedia performance on campus March 20–21 featuring local and Portobelo artists. ... Read More

A tribute in black and white

Groundskeeper Lance Long paid tribute to Coach Dean Smith and students Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha with a whiteboard mural. ... Read More

McCrory’s budget cuts would be harder on Carolina

Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled a budget proposal that seeks to cut nearly $50 million from the UNC system, which would have a significantly higher impact on Carolina because five of the 17 institutions would be exempt. ... Read More

Hurt defends Women’s Center

In December, Christi Hurt explained the work of the Carolina Women's Center to the BOG and defended it from possible closure. ... Read More