Blog: Chapel Hill Higher Education

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

UNC philosophy professor wins Guggenheim fellowship

Philosophy professor Laurie "L.A." Paul has won a Guggenheim Fellowship to support her research.

Paul, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focuses her research on metaphysics and philosophy of the mind.

Her Guggenheim project, "Transformable experience and decision making," explores how we understand real-world experiences and our capacity to map subjective futures. She's teaching an honors course on the topic in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences this spring.

The foundation awarded fellowships to 178 scholars, artists and scientists across 56 disciplines, 83 academic institutions, 29 states and two Canadian provinces.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

Exhibit at Ackland Art Museum to explore dynamics

An  exhibit called “Parts of the Sum: MFA 2014” will showcase the work of nine artists completing master of fine arts degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

Grant aims to ensure future of N.C. artists' archives

A grant will help a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill prepare future librarians and archivists to identify, organize and care for the complex records of visual artists in North Carolina.

The three-year, $491,908 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services is called “Learning from Artists’ Archives: Preparing Next Generation Art Information Professionals through Partnerships with North Carolina’s Artists’ Archives.” It will support a comprehensive training program for six fellows enrolled in the dual master’s degree offered by UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the art department’s art history program.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

Student-curated Civil War exhibit coming to UNC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduate students will provide a gallery tour of the exhibit “Imagining the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1900” during its opening on April 24 at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library. The students, members of an American literature seminar, curated the exhibit as a semester-long class project.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:59 AM

Alexandra Cousteau to deliver UNC earth week keynote

Alexandra Cousteau, filmmaker and granddaughter of Jacques-Ives Cousteau, will deliver the campus earth week keynote address on Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center.

The Stone Center is at 150 South Road on the Carolina campus.  The lecture is free and open to the public and is brought to campus by the UNC Institute for the Environment in partnership with “Water in our World” and the Center for Galapagos Studies, Sustainability Office, department of environmental sciences and engineering and Gillings School of Public Health. 


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

Columbia professor tapped for UNC Center for Civil Rights

Theodore M. “Ted” Shaw has been named the second director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Morehead Planetarium hosting science expo

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can check out the 2014 UNC Science Expo at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.


Mar. 27, 2014 @ 02:02 PM

UNC School of Medicine scores well with AAMC

Bill Roper, dean of the UNC School of Medicine, brought overall good news to the university's Board of Trustees on Thursday when he delivered the results of an annual report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

According to the AAMC report, UNC's medical school:

  • Provides graduates that meet priority needs
  • Delivers a diverse physician workforce
  • Advances medical discoveries
  • Produces very satisfied graduates
  • Meets community needs
  • Offers an affordable education

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

UNC's Switzer doesn't look back


Jan. 31, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

UNC-Dance Marathon asks game goers to bring donations

This Saturday, Feb. 1, UNC-Chapel Hill will have the chance to take on two rivals at once - The men’s basketball team will take on N.C. State, while UNC Dance Marathon will take on Duke Dance Marathon for the Smith Center Children’s Challenge.


Jan. 24, 2014 @ 01:07 PM

UNC Habitat for Humanity kicks off student art show

UNC-Chapel Hill Habitat for Humanity is holding its annual Mixed Concrete art show this week, and student artwork sales will benefit families in Chapel Hill who need housing.


Jan. 10, 2014 @ 12:45 PM

State legislators learn about UNC-Chapel Hill's public health programs

Improving water access during droughts, timely, effective care for stroke victims and strategies to keep rural hospitals open and financially solvent were only some of the topics discussed with legislative leaders at an informational session held at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health Jan. 8.


Dec. 17, 2013 @ 12:39 PM

Undocumented students push Attorney General Cooper for response

Undocumented students who have lived in North Carolina for years but have to pay out-of-state tuition because of their illegal status are pushing for Attorney General Roy Cooper to take a stand on in-state rates.


Nov. 09, 2013 @ 02:11 PM

UNC Board of Governors talks school accomplishments, help for primary care field

The UNC Board of Governors on Friday praised N.C. Central for acquiring a $1.16 million grant and UNC-Chapel Hill for its Fulbright Scholars, as well as discussed ways to help more students enter the field of primary care.


Nov. 06, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

UNC Chancellor Folt's response to Tuesday residence hall fire

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt sent out an email to the campus community Wednesday regarding the fire in Cobb Residence Hall late Tuesday afternoon.