Event DateEvent Name
01-01-2006Erskine Bowles, UNC Class of 1967, began his tenure as president of the University of North Carolina (multi-campus system), succeeding Molly Corbett Broad.
01-14-2006The University hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Ernie Williamson Athletics Center.
02-23-2006The University held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Core Laboratory building in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The building will be part of the North Carolina Research Campus.
03-01-2006The University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Burnett-Womack Clinical Sciences Building.
03-23-2006The Board of Trustees agreed to rename Hinton James North residence hall after George Moses Horton, an enslaved African American poet.
04-21-2006The Old Medical Sciences Research Building, completed in 1962, was named in honor of Dr. Stuart Bondurant, a former dean of the medical school. After closing in 2003 for a more than $17 million renovation, the facility reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on this day.
05-23-2006The University held a naming ceremony for the Gary R. Tomkins Chilled Water Operations Center.
06-12-2006The first full-time director of the Carolina Women's Center, Donna Bickford, started work at UNC.
09-07-2006The University announced the establishment of the American Indian Center.
11-18-2006The University held a dedication ceremony for the Max C. Chapman Jr. Hall, one of two buildings in the first phase of the $205 million Carolina Physical Science Complex.
12-15-2006The University announced the receipt of an $8 million gift from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. The funds will be used to create 16 full music scholarships and to complete funding for a new music building, which will be called the Kenan Music Building.