Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a doctor with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is leading efforts to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus. She is also a Carolina grad! Learn more about her work here.
Fellow Tar Heels, I hope you and your families are safe and well. During these unprecedented times, we turn to our communities and rely on each other for support and comfort. I want you to know that your Carolina community is here for you. I am thinking of each of you and take comfort in knowing that the Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (ACRED) has built such an … Continued
Find updates on University operations here. UNC-Chapel Hill waives tuition and fees for online nurse refresher program to help North Carolina registered nurses fight COVID-19. Learn more here. UNC’s Friday Center is hosting a number of online courses. A new online toolkit from an interdisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will help families and caregivers supporting individuals with autism during the COVID-19 epidemic. Innovate Carolina … Continued
A recent webinar hosted by the UNC Black Pioneers provided a new mechanism for members of the Carolina Black Issues Forum to stay connected to UNC-Chapel Hill leadership.
Housed within the UNC American Indian Center, Carolina Horizons is a four-day residential student enrichment program designed to support American Indian students as they prepare to apply to college. Each year, approximately 50 American Indian high school juniors and seniors come through the program. Throughout the four days, the students participate in essay workshops and college fairs and network with current and former Native American students at Carolina. The participants … Continued
The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media has proudly announced its new affiliation with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. The society is named after Ida B. Wells, a pioneering black investigative journalist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and early leader in the civil rights movement. It seeks to raise the awareness of, and opportunities for, investigative reporting among journalists of color and to … Continued
High school counselor Jessica Redmond ’13 gives back every day through her chosen career. Her own high school counselor encouraged Jessica to apply to UNC-Chapel Hill, but with two siblings already in college, she wasn’t sure her family could afford the tuition. Her counselor helped her apply for aid, and Jessica received the Carolina Covenant Scholarship. “That really helped me and my family, not to have that financial burden,” Jessica … Continued
Jacky Zheng ’19 hadn’t been born when his parents emigrated from China to the small town of Perry, New York, but he was one of the reasons they risked the trip. Like so many parents, the Zhengs hoped to provide their children with more than they’d had — a steady income, a strong education, a measure of certainty about the future. And, they made it happen. Without high school degrees … Continued
The NPHC Garden fundraising campaign is entering its final phase, with construction approved to begin after the spring 2020 semester. The space Located on South Campus between SASB North and South, the garden will create a positive environment for UNC-Chapel Hill’s eight National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations to unite in efforts to promote their fraternities and sororities while educating students about the history of these diverse organizations. “This space has been … Continued