Alexander Named Chief Diversity Officer

July 24, 2017

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 »

Highlights from the First SILS Summer Seminar to Berlin and Dublin

This summer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) students participated in a brand new international seminar that took them to the booming tech cities of Berlin and Dublin. Led by SILS professor Paul Jones, the program focused on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy and security affect business…. Read more »

Baker & Taylor Scholarships Support Master’s Students through SILS Summer Seminars

With the support of scholarships funded by Baker & Taylor, three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) master’s students gained professional and international insights through three different SILS summer seminars in Europe earlier this year. Mary Kallem traveled to Prague, Jennifer Embree went to London, and Mary… Read more »

Folt Takes a Deep Dive into Galápagos Research

July 21, 2017

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.

Exploring Carolina’s Connection to Deep Space

July 20, 2017

In the fall of 2018, when the James Webb Space Telescope launches to an orbit four times farther away than the Moon, it will have an unprecedented ability to see distant events and objects in the universe. Six times larger than the Hubble Space Telescope, Webb will be able to detect remnants of the earliest stars and galaxies,… Read more »