Blog: Chapel Hill Higher Education

May. 19, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Two UNC students get Native American internships

Chelsea Barnes and Anthony C. Locklear II of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as 2014 Native American Congressional Interns by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation. The 10-week internship is for Native American and Alaskan Native students who want to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Native Americans.

Barnes, of Hope Mills, is a rising senior majoring in political science and interpersonal/organizational communication studies. Locklear, of Pembroke, is entering his second year at UNC School of Law this year. Both are members of North Carolina's Lumbee tribe.


May. 16, 2014 @ 02:37 PM

UNC garden director wins national award

Peter S. White, director of the North Carolina Botanical Garden at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won the 2014 Star Award from the Center for Plant Conservation.


May. 16, 2014 @ 02:36 PM

Several local students make Greensboro College dean’s list

Greensboro College released its dean’s list honorees for the Spring 2014 semester. Qualifying students earned at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking at least have their credit hours at the main campus.


May. 14, 2014 @ 02:53 PM

UNC's Ackland Art Museum exhibition wins award

"More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing Since the 1990s," an exhibit curated by Claire Schneider for the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, got honorable mention from the Association of Art Museum Curators.

The exhibit was considered under the category of "Exhibitions by Museums with an Operating Budget Under $4 Million." About 13,000 people visited the exibition during its eight-week run in February and March 2013.


May. 13, 2014 @ 02:21 PM

UNC students receive travel fellowships

Seven University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have received travel fellowships for research abroad this summer.


May. 13, 2014 @ 02:04 PM

UNC alumni group bestows medals

The General Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill honored five alumni for outstanding service.

The recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Service Medals were W. Lowry Caudill of Durham, Donald W. Curtis of Raleigh, Henry E. Frye of Greensboro, Julia Sprunt Grumbles of Chapel Hill and Dr. Hugh A. McAllister Jr. of Houston.


May. 12, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Buckley scholars honored at UNC

The 10th class of Buckley Public Service Scholars were honored Friday at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Members of the class of 2014 were recognized for completing at least 300 hours of service, taking one service-learning course and attending four skills-training exercise, as well as meeting a minimum grade-point average and completing a final reflection activity.


May. 07, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

A.B. Duke scholarships awarded

Duke University has selected 19 incoming freshmen to receive the Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate studies.


May. 06, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

UNC names new vice chancellor for finance

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has hired Matthew M. Fajack as the university's new chief financial officer and vice chancellor for finance and administration.

He starts the job on June 9.

Fajack has served as the University of Florida's vice president and chief financial officer since 2008. There, he was responsible for financial planning and analysis, as well as overseeing budgets, finance, treasury and accounting. At UNC, he's expected to oversee financial planning and budgeting, treasury and risk management, facilitiies planning, construction and operations, real-estate development, purchasing, public safety, environmental health and safety and energy services.


May. 06, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

UNC recognizes graduate students with Impact Awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has recognized 20 graduate students for research work in collaboration with faculty mentors.


May. 06, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

Two UNC researchers win Lumosity grant

Joseph Hopfinger and Kathleen Gates, professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on Tuesday received the first Human Cognition Grant from Lumosity.

The $150,000 grant is dedicated to advancing the understanding of neural bases of cognitive training and will support research that investigates changes in brain connectivity.


May. 05, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

Local students graduate from Brevard College

Five students from Chapel Hill and Hillsborough on Saturday graduated from Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina.


May. 05, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Orange County residents among Global Gap Year Fellows

Two incoming freshmen to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from Orange County are among the recipients of the 2014-15 Global Gap Year Fellowship.


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 02:43 PM

UNC professor elected to National Academy of Sciences

Kathleen Mullan Harris, James E. Haar Distinguished Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.


Apr. 29, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

Chapel Hill student among those honored by Greensboro College

Luke Erickson, a sophomore at Greensboro College, was recognized with the Wilkinson Award for early academic success during the college’s recent academic awards convocation.

Erickson of Chapel Hill has not yet declared a major.

First-year students must have had at least 14 hours of credits for grades at Greensboro College and earned a minimum GPA of 3.6 on all work, including transfer courses, to be eligible for the award.