A ‘holistic approach’

For years, sustainability has played a leading role at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Whether it’s been teaching the next generation of environmental scientists or implementing new initiatives, sustainability has been weaved into Carolina’s fabric. “Sustainability is a huge part of who we are,” said Brad Ives, associate vice chancellor for campus… Read more »

Message from University leaders: Update on House Bill 2

Dear Campus Community: Over the past several weeks, since House Bill 2 (HB2) became the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, the response to this new law on our campus has grown more intense and more quickly than any issue we’ve faced in recent memory. Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of what makes… Read more »

Women in Science Symposium helps build networks, confidence

In high school, Tojan Rahhal quickly noticed that there was a shortage of women in her math and science classes. As an undergraduate at NC State and then as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she personally sought out women scientists to serve as mentors and build a network… Read more »

A campus kaleidoscope

It took only a matter of seconds for thousands of students wearing white T-shirts to transform Hooker Fields from a pristine sight to colorful chaos. With multi-hued dust filling the flood-lit field — and instantly painting everything it touched — students turned the evening of March 30 into a kaleidoscope during the annual Holi Moli… Read more »

Listening — and learning

Over the course of two jam-packed days, UNC System President Margaret Spellings got a chance to spend time with her neighbor up the hill. And the neighbor got a chance to meet her – and show off a little bit. “I’m here to visit and learn about the amazing things that are happening here —… Read more »

March BOT: Visits, goodbyes and accolades

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees discussed a plethora of items during its March meeting — ranging from UNC System President Margaret Spellings’ recent visit to the passage of the Connect NC Bond to an array of accomplishments by Carolina’s students, faculty and staff. Other highlights from the full board and committee meetings: Vice Chancellor for… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt on accolades, updates and activities

Dear Campus Community: I wanted to share some accolades and important updates about activities taking place around our campus. I am always delighted when there is news about recognition for the University. Just last week, many of our graduate programs earned recognition in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition of America’s Best Graduate… Read more »

Four stand-out leaders honored with Advancement of Women award

Four women were honored March 4 at the Campus Y with the University Award for the Advancement of Women. The awards, created in 2006, honor individuals who have mentored or supported women on campus, elevated the status of women or improved campus policies for them, promoted women’s recruitment and retention or promoted professional development for… Read more »

Diversity in STEM

Faculty and staff from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took a giant step toward better recruiting and educating a more diverse generation of scientists on Feb. 19 with the first Diversity in STEM Conference. “It’s really important for us that we continue to think about ways that we value diversity, how it… Read more »