Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Carolina Sophomore Wins Peace Award

Yu Zhou, a Carolina sophomore, has been named a winner of the 2011 Davis Projects for Peace.

Zhou is the creator of Young Scholars International, a project that helps UNC students studying abroad enrich their international experience by implementing self-designed seminars in local high schools. Young Scholars International will receive $10,000 in funding for project implementation for the summer of 2011.

“Each UNC participant will have an opportunity to facilitate a discussion about an area of knowledge that they have studied and are passionate about with Chinese high school students in Beijing this summer,” Zhou said.

Read more about Zhou and the Davis Projects for Peace Award.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Student-Written Play Premieres Tonight

Have you ever dreamed of writing and producing a play?

After a 2009 performance of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” by the Playmakers Repertory Company, senior Catya McMullen was inspired to try her own hand at writing a play.

And now, after a little help from UNC staff and the Department of English and Comparative Literature -- and a producer who has become a good friend -- "The Collective" will premiere tonight in the Center for Dramatic Arts.

Read more from the Daily Tar Heel.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Carolina Ranks Third In Peace Corps Volunteers

According to the 2011 Peace Corps Report, Carolina ranks third among colleges and universities for the number of students recruited as Peace Corps volunteers in 2010.

Read the 2011 Peace Corps Report.

Carolina also ranks 9th nationally in placement of interns with the U.S. State Department.

Read more interesting facts at UNC Global.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Steps to View Decisions

As a reminder, if you applied by our first deadline and your decision was deferred, or if you applied second deadline and your application is complete, we plan to post your decision on MyUNC on or around March 18, 2011. We expect letters to arrive by mail at around the same time or shortly thereafter.

Below are the steps to view your decision when it's available:
  1. Log into MyUNC.
  2. Under “AS Bachelor, 2011 Fall," select “View Official Test Scores, Outstanding Items, and Application Status.”Your Student Center will appear. Under Admissions, select “Click here to view your decision."
  3. In order to view your decision, please note that, if applicable, the pop-up blocker feature on your computer must be disabled.
Internet Explorer
  1. In the menu bar, go to Tools and navigate down to “Pop-up Blocker Settings.”
  2. Click on “Turn-Off Pop-up Blocker.”
Google Toolbar
  1. Click the Google Pop-up Blocker toolbar icon.
  2. The Pop-up Blocker icon should read “Popups are okay.”
Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the menu bar, go to Tools and navigate down to Options.
  2. Select “Content” tab or icon.
  3. Uncheck box labeled “Block pop-up windows.”
  1. Click on “Blocking Pop-ups” at the bottom right corner of the AOL window.
  2. Uncheck box labeled “Suppress pop-ups from websites I visit.”
  3. Click “Save” button.
Yahoo Toolbar
  1. Click on the Yahoo Toolbar's popup blocker icon option arrow. This arrow is pointing down beside of the popup blocker icon.
  2. Click on “Enable Pop-up Blocker” to uncheck.
  1. To allow blocked pop-ups when you're already on a site, follow these steps:
  2. Click the “Pop-ups Blocked” alert at the bottom right-hand corner of the browser tab.
  3. Select the pop-up that you'd like to allow.
  4. If you'd like, select “Always show pop-ups” from (site).
If you're using Google Chrome Beta for Windows, the site is added to the exceptions list, which you can manage in the Content Settings dialog (go to Tools menu > Options > Under the Hood to open the dialog box).

If you're using Google Chrome Beta for Windows, you can also disable the pop-up blocker completely. Follow these steps:
  1. Click the “Tools” menu
  2. Select “Options."
  3. Click the “Under the Hood” tab.
  4. Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
  5. Click the “Pop-ups” tab.
  6. Select "Allow all sites to show pop-ups." You can make exceptions for specific websites by clicking Exceptions.
  7. Click “Close” to save your setting.
  1. Open the Safari menu and select the “Preferences” option.
  2. In the window that displays, click on the “Security” option.
  3. Remove the checkmark from the “Block pop-up” windows option.
  4. Close the window.
Or, for an older version of Safari, try
  1. Open Safari
  2. Click on the Safari Menu
  3. Uncheck “Block Pop-Up Windows”
Thank you for your interest in Carolina. For the latest information from our office, please continue to visit this blog.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Carolina Junior's Research Goes Global

Junior physics major Susan Clark traveled halfway around the world last summer hunting tiny super-heroes who can withstand extreme conditions. These microscopic animals--known as tardigrades--can survive boiling, freezing, radiation, exposure to the vacuum of space and very long periods of dehydration. According to Clark, “Carolina is an unbelievable place for undergrads who want to do research.”

Read more about Clark's adventure and other creative collaborations in Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine.

Update on Decisions

With just days to go before our final notification date, we write to thank all of our candidates who honored Carolina by applying for admission. Over the last several months, as we’ve read your applications one by one and over and over again, we’ve been continually impressed by your achievements and your potential. We have also been humbled by your patience. You have borne this long wait with grace and good humor, and we are grateful.

We expect to finish on time our evaluations of first-deadline candidates whose decisions were deferred and second-deadline candidates whose applications are complete. If you applied by our first deadline and your decision was deferred, or if you applied second deadline and your application is complete, we plan to post your decision on MyUNC on or around March 18, 2011. We expect letters to arrive by mail at around the same time or shortly thereafter.

For further updates, including detailed instructions about how candidates may view their applications through MyUNC, please visit this blog again later this week. If you wish to be notified whenever we update the blog, please subscribe by entering your email address at right. Please note that, if you choose to subscribe, you will continue to receive notifications until you unsubscribe, regardless of the status of your application.

Again, thanks to all who’ve applied – not only for your interest, but also for your patience.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Orientation Website Will Be Down Briefly

Please be advised that on Tuesday, March 8 from 6:30am to 7:30am (EST) and on Wednesday, March 9 from 8:00am to 1:00pm (EST), the New Student Orientation Registration System will be unavailable due to server maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Carolina Senior Wins the Luce Scholarship

Cross-cultural communication and innovation are needed now to solve the world’s critical environmental problems.

So says Michael Mian, a Carolina senior whose dedication to helping people and the Earth live in harmony has earned him a 2011-2012 scholarship from the Henry Luce Foundation in New York City.

The Luce funds a year of living and learning in Asia for recent college graduates and young professionals who have had only limited exposure to the continent. With 31 Luce Scholars since the program began in 1974, Carolina leads the nation in its number of Luce recipients.

Read more from UNC News.