Message from Chancellor Folt: Response to Executive Order

Dear Carolina Community: The Executive Order issued by President Trump on Friday, January 27, 2017, limits immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, among other actions. In the last 24 hours, we have been hearing from many people at Carolina who… Read more »

Ackland Art Museum receives $25 million gift

Leena Peck, Sheldon Peck and Chancellor Carol L. Folt on stage at an event celebrating the Pecks’ donation to the Ackland Art Museum. The Pecks donated $25 million to the Ackland Art Museum, including a $17 million art collection.

Sheldon Peck couldn’t stop smiling when he took the stage for the special event at the Ackland Art Museum on January 25 on Carolina’s campus. He beamed throughout the announcement of the Ackland’s largest gift ever, an $8 million endowment and 134 original Dutch and Flemish drawings – including seven Rembrandts – valued at $17… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt: ‘A tremendous gift’

Dear Campus Community: I am saddened today to share the news that our cherished colleague and friend, Dr. Oliver Smithies, has passed away at the age of 91. Oliver was Carolina’s first full-time faculty member to be awarded a Nobel Prize (2007). You can learn more about his groundbreaking work and amazing scientific discoveries that… Read more »

Carolina’s women in science

When she was 9 years old, Hendrée Jones saw a television show about teenage runaway girls that sparked an idea. She came up with a concept for a two-story building with living space upstairs and a restaurant with an arcade downstairs where the teens could work during the day. Today, she is the executive director… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill launches Carolina Angel Network, names managing director

Startups are a crucial part of a dynamic economy, creating innovations and jobs, but they struggle to find funding from investors. The newly launched Carolina Angel Network (CAN), will close this gap by connecting alumni, faculty, students, donors and other members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community with promising affiliated, early-stage,… Read more »

Message from University leadership: Response to petition on undocumented students

Dear Campus Community: We are writing to respond to concerns about the future of undocumented students at Carolina expressed in a December 5 petition signed by faculty, students and other members of our community. Fostering a welcoming, safe and inclusive campus environment for everyone at Carolina is of paramount importance to us. Last month, we… Read more »

Trustees learn about the power of discovery

BeAM Launch Celebration. With Innovation Circle, Library and A&S VIP, APS, BeAM Steering Committee and Network, students in attendance. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Over the past two days, UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees members were treated to the full sweep of Carolina’s research enterprise and its power to transform – and save – lives. That process began Wednesday afternoon with a field trip to the 3,500-square-foot BeAM (Be A Maker) space in Murray Hall. It resumed Thursday morning… Read more »