9/15/2011 12:45am

UNC language courses studied

UNC-system administrators are working to expand foreign language learning opportunities for students as part of an initiative they hope will save money in the long run.

1/24/2011 8:10pm

Jane Weintraub, dean School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jane Weintraub, dean School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Weintraub named new Dentistry dean

At two airports hundreds of miles apart, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney saw two directions for the School of Dentistry. In San Francisco, he met Jane Weintraub, a dentistry professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

1/13/2011 11:38pm

	Ron Strauss took on more responsibility as chief international officer.

Strauss to lead UNC Global

Both emerged from the applicant pool as candidates resolved to “live and breathe” the University’s endeavors to become a destination for global scholarship. And after interviews with the two finalists for associate provost for UNC Global, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney came to his decision.

1/9/2011 10:57pm

UNC to add third tier of lecturers

But after several conversations Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney provided faculty with the brightest glimpse to date for the creation of a third promotional rank for fixed-term faculty, deciding on the title of “master lecturer” for lecturers and senior lecturers who have long sought for a rank that would more closely parallel the three-tiered career trajectory for tenure-track professors

1/9/2011 10:49pm

UNC debates changing exam, graduation schedules

The light snow that blanketed Chapel Hill on one of the last days of the finals period forced administrators to consider the cancellation of exams. Although Chapel Hill only saw an inch of snow, University officials are looking at ways to have more flexibility in the future if snow or other inclement weather necessitates a delay or cancellation during the exam period.

11/8/2010 10:55pm

	Barbara Entwisle is the interim vice chancellor for research.

UNC uses search firms to fill administrative positions

The search for the next vice chancellor for research is under way, joining several similar searches throughout the University. The search committee charged with filling the position — now filled by Barbara Entwisle — met Monday to revise the position’s leadership statement, set dates for future interviews and consult with the firm conducting the search.

3/14/2010 11:56pm

	Bruce Carney

Carney moves from interim to provost

There’s nothing new about UNC’s new executive vice chancellor and provost. Chancellor Holden Thorp announced Wednesday that Bruce Carney, who serves as interim provost this year, will assume the job permanently pending approval by the Board of Trustees next week.