Take advantage of an easy on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport at the FedEx Global Education Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 15. Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus both days to accept… Read more »
When first-year Carolina student Kirstin McGinty learned that she would be the first recipient of the Karen L. Parker scholarship, she never expected to shake the hand of the woman her scholarship is named after. More than a half century separate McGinty and Parker, who was the first black woman to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dear Campus Community: We are deeply disappointed and saddened by President Trump’s decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This change in federal policy is contrary to our own and Carolina’s heartfelt commitment to all members of our community, and it opens questions and concerns for students, their families, friends and others…. Read more »
Growing up Emery Cagle loved to travel throughout the United States, and in high school, he had his first opportunity to travel internationally. He loved the experience so much, he went on several international trips offered by his school, visiting Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, Portugal and the British territory of Gibraltar. As Cagle, an incoming… Read more »
Growing up, incoming doctoral student Patricia Dawson took a deep interest in her Cherokee history as she heard inspiring stories about influential family members of the past and present. One relative in particular, Rachel Caroline Eaton, ignited Dawson’s passion for revealing stories from the past. Eaton, Dawson’s great-great-great-aunt, is believed to be the first Cherokee… Read more »
The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected ten 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) recipients. These eight, incoming first-year students and two rising juniors will defer a year of university enrollment to gain informal, global education that combines volunteer service, work and international travel. Over 70 students applied… Read more »
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that future climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to cause roughly 60,000 deaths globally in the year 2030 and 260,000 deaths in 2100 due to climate change’s effect on global air pollution. The study, to appear in the July 31 advance… Read more »
From the moment she first learned about the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center three years ago, Chancellor Carol L. Folt has been an avid backer of the center and its mission of compassionately treating and supporting severe burn victims. The center recognized that support on July 27 as it presented Folt with the 12th Person Award…. Read more »
G. Rumay Alexander has filled the vacant position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion, effective August 1. Alexander served as Interim Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) for the past year and Special Assistant to the Chancellor since January 2016. The announcement came after a University-wide search. “Rumay’s leadership in diversity and inclusion at UNC-Chapel… Read more »
On her recent trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Chancellor Carol L. Folt dived (literally) into the research University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty and staff and their collaborators at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) are conducting. Folt’s June 23-27 visit included giving the commencement speech at USFQ.