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 »

Office of the Chancellor seeking 2016-17 Chancellor’s Fellows

The Office of the Chancellor is now accepting applications for the Chancellor’s Fellow positions. Applicants will need to submit a resume and cover letter through the Careers at Carolina website, no later than Feb. 23. See below for information about the position and the desired qualifications and experience. Position Summary: Up to three Chancellor’s Fellows… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt: Update on race, equity and inclusion

Dear Campus Community: As I promised in my recent welcome back message, I am writing to share actions we are taking to build upon the crucial conversations about race, equity, and inclusion that our students launched at Carolina last semester. I want to begin by thanking our students for your willingness to get involved and… Read more »

Carolina BOT unanimously passes Connect NC bond resolution

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees on January 28 unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the $2 billion Connect NC bond that will be on the March 15 ballot. If approved, the bond would include $68 million in funding for a new medical education building at the School of Medicine. Board… Read more »