A Nobel connection in Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden’s Nobel Museum is one with a powerful connection to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alongside names like Einstein, Curie and the Dalai Lama, another of the 889 Nobel Laureates featured in the museum is Oliver Smithies, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine. He won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in… Read more »

Folt, Hawking kick off historic physics conference

NC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt welcomed renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hawking Radiation Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday. Hawking’s public lecture was an early highlight of the historic gathering of the world’s most accomplished physicists. “As the leader of a university charged with opening the minds… Read more »

Welcome message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community, Welcome to the start of another exciting year at Carolina. The energy skyrocketed over the weekend during move-in, Convocation and Fall Fest, and we are so excited to greet our new and returning students, faculty and staff. This year we are joined by 4,081 new undergraduates from the largest undergraduate applicant pool… Read more »

Folt discusses college accessibility at National Press Club

An affordable college education is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s DNA. “Carolina began as a great experiment that came out of the Revolutionary War,” Chancellor Carol L. Folt told approximately 100 journalists and communications professionals at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on August 4. “It was an idea… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on Chancellor Aycock

Dear Carolina Community: It is with heavy heart that I am writing to let you know of the passing of William B. Aycock ‘48, Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1957 until 1964 and a truly beloved leader and faculty member over a 40-year association with Carolina. Chancellor Aycock, who… Read more »

Chancellor, campus organizations honor graduates before Commencement

Graduation season is in full swing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Campus organizations are hosting their own graduations leading up to Sunday’s main University Commencement at Kenan Stadium. And the week of events has given Chancellor Carol L. Folt the opportunity to celebrate with the soon-to-be graduates. Carolina’s festivities kicked off… Read more »

‘A magic piece of paper’ for Carolina Firsts

For Omar White, graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was never about him. It’s always been about setting an example for his community and family. He even plans on handing his diploma straight to his mother when he graduates this weekend. “This is hers, as far as I’m concerned,” the first-generation… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: A tremendous loss

Dear Carolina Community: It is with profound sadness that I write to you this morning about the tragic loss of three young people from our community. As most of you likely have heard, last night there was a shooting at a condominium complex near campus that took their lives all too soon. Sadly, Deah Barakat,… Read more »