Blog: Chapel Hill Higher Education

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 12:45 PM

Letters to the Editor, August 6

  • Say no to meat, dairy
  • Violent video games

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 03:02 PM

Retired teacher pledges gift to UNC for obesity fight

Esther Jones, a Durham native and retired teacher, has pledged $1.4 million to UNC Children's to establish a new professorship in the soon-to-be-established N.C. Children's Center for Obesity Research and Prevention at UNC.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

McCrindle collection highlighted at UNC's Ackland

Starting Friday, about 130 prints, drawings and paintings collected by philanthropist and publisher Joseph F. McCrindle will go on display at The Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

McCrindle, founder and editor of the Transatlantic Review, amassed thousands of works of art during his lifetime. The exhibition is titled "An Eye for the Unexpected: Gifts from the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection."

For information, visit the Ackland web site.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Duke, UNC researchers recognized for influence

Dozens of professors from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earned recognition from Thomson Reuters as highly cited researchers. They’re among the top 1 percent most cited for their subject field and year of publication.

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Local students named to college dean’s lists

Several colleges reported that local students qualified for their dean’s lists during the most recent semester. 

Jun. 03, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

UNC researcher named National Academy of Education Fellow

Kihyun Kelly Ryoo, an assistant professor of learning sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is one of 25 chosen as a 2014-2015 National Academy of Education Fellow.

Jun. 03, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

Fortune managing editor at UNC next week

Andy Serwer, managing editor of Fortune magazine, is scheduled to speak June 11 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He'll discuss business coverage and the future of media.

The event, free and public, starts at 5 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Center in Carroll Hall, home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Those who plan to attend should contact Chris Roush at by June 9.

Jun. 02, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

UNC study: Environmental toxins affect aging

Harmful chemicals, cigarette smoke and even stress may make us feel older than our years, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A research team, including Ned Sharpless of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, said scientists must understand the chemicals involved in aging and biomarkers to measure their effects.

May. 30, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

University dean’s lists recognize area students

Local students earned recognition on dean’s lists of several colleges across the country during the recent semester.

May. 29, 2014 @ 10:26 AM

Local students among graduates at several universities

Several area students graduated from colleges in North Carolina and throughout the United States in recent weeks.

May. 28, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

UNC researcher visits White House concussion summit

A concussion researcher from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday is scheduled to participate in a White House summit on concussions in youth sports.

Kevin Guskiewicz, senior associate dean for natural sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Exercise and Sport Science, joins President Barack Obama and about 200 sports officials, medical experts, activists and athletes for the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit.

He helped write concussion guidelines now recommended by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Football League, the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.

The Obama administration is expected to announce new commitments from public and private sectors to raise awareness to identify, treat and prevent concussions.

May. 22, 2014 @ 03:32 PM

UNC Latino Oral History Initiative wins NEH grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $240,000 to a Latino oral history initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program, a collaborative effort of the Latino Migration Project, the Southern Oral History Program and the university's libraries, started in 2007 to document demographic transformations of the southern United States.

May. 22, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

UNC School of Government gets $7.1M pledge

The Local Government Federal Credit Union has pledged $7.1 million to the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for initiatives to support local governments around the state.

Chancellor Carol Folt announced the pledge during Thursday's meeting of the UNC Board of Trustees.

The School of Government's Development Finance Initiative will get $2.84 million over 10 years to help economically distressed North Carolina communities. The school also gets $2.04 million over 10 years to create an Innovation Fund for new and existing projects.

May. 22, 2014 @ 01:44 PM

UNC shares STEM expansion grant

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of three universities sharing a $7.5 million grant for supporting education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

The HHMI grant was awarded jointly to UNC, the University of Maryland - Baltimore County and Pennsylvania State University to enhance existing programs.

At UNC, the money will help expand and evaluate the Chancellor's Science Scholars program, which was launched in 2013.