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Flu Prevention Tips

As you’ve probably heard, the flu is making headlines this year and has been labeled as “moderately severe” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What’s more, flu activity is increasing steadily nationwide. This article from The New York Times offers a great summary of the flu season so far. Know what to… Read more »

Holiday Safety

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, kicking off a holiday season filled with food, friends and family. With our busy schedules, meal planning and holiday decorating, safety isn’t always at the forefront of our minds. Did you know? Thanksgiving is the No. 1 day for home fires involving cooking equipment. Two of every five home… Read more »

Four new baby changing station locations and Mothers’ Room updates!

The Gillings School Facilities Office is happy to announce the installation of four new baby changing stations! In addition to the stations located in both restrooms on the ground floor of Rosenau Hall, we have installed new stations in all restrooms on the ground and first floors of Michael Hooker Research Center. In collaboration with… Read more »

Thank you, UNC Facilities Services!

Welcome back, students! As you can see, we’ve been busy! While you were off from classes, we spent the summer months tackling projects to improve our facilities. We couldn’t have done this without the help and support of our partners at UNC Facilities Services. One of our biggest projects this year was the renovation of… Read more »

Gillings Landscape: Early Spring

Now that spring has arrived and the sun is shining, many of the beautiful flowers located around the Gillings School have started to bloom. If you’ve been curious about some of the flowers you see on your daily walks, here are some interesting facts about what you will see in bloom right now. Common Name:… Read more »

Gillings Landscape: More Spring blooms!

We have had such a wonderful response to the first post about the landscape here at Gillings, so here’s another to satisfy your curiosity! If you’ve recently been through the Rosenau Courtyard area you’ll see our beds have been freshly planted. Soon they will be full of beautiful blooming roses, brightly colored sedum, and Lacecap… Read more »

Office Maintenance

The workplace is our home away from home, and many staff and faculty members spend a lot of time at their desks. Maintaining a clean, clutter-free office can help reduce stress and prevent the spread of germs and uninvited pests. Department representatives and the staff of the Gillings School’s facilities office rely on employees to… Read more »

Event Planning Quick Reference Guide

Hosting an event this semester and don’t know where to start? Here are some quick, basic tips to assist you in the planning process.  Planning ahead helps ensure that you can secure the resources you need and allows time to adjust for unexpected roadblocks. 3 important questions to ask during initial planning: Where will you… Read more »

Green Events Training Follow-up

Many of you attended the Green Events Coordinator Training on Oct. 19, which covered how to green an event and improve recycling at UNC. Now, the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling has put together a list of resources and contact information to make greening your event even simpler! They have grouped it by category… Read more »

Lab Waste Disposal Quick Reference Guide

Labs generate some of the most diverse waste on campus, from typical trash and recycling to hazardous substances and freezers. UNC’s Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling and Environment, Health and Safety are two of the key campus resources for making sure disposal procedures are in place and adhered to. To help simplify proper waste… Read more »