‘Welcome to the Carolina century’

The most recent University Day was probably the best-attended one ever, with an estimated 1,100 people in Memorial Auditorium. The day also had other aspects that set it apart. First with birthday party items like balloons, buttons and a giant birthday card; First to have faculty, staff and students process together under their school or… Read more »

Crafting a road map to innovation

The innovative research and work conducted by Carolina faculty and students can sometimes get stuck in a lab and often go unnoticed by the public. But on October 9, Carolina’s innovation was on full display as researchers, filmmakers and inventors showcased their work on Polk Place in the form of large “pods” that exhibited six… Read more »

The potential for saying ‘yes’

For more than two decades, the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service was doing the best it could to provide assistance to the community’s homeless in a building not suited for its needs. Now, after the official opening of SECU Community House, the organization has a place where it can offer the programs its leaders have… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt: Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill History

In May, when the Board of Trustees voted to rename Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall, they also directed that we undertake a comprehensive approach to curating and teaching a full and accurate history of UNC-Chapel Hill. Their objective is to ensure that everyone – students, prospective students, faculty, staff and community – has the opportunity… Read more »

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 »