UNC Board of Governors Chair Releases Statement on Legal Effort to Undermine Public Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2019 CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina Board of Governors Chair Randy Ramsey released a statement regarding a legal motion filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL):   “It’s irresponsible that the LCCRUL organization is working so hard to return Silent Sam to UNC-Chapel Hill, putting the safety …

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Editorial: The Silent Sam deal resolved the issue

Charlotte Observer / News & Observer December 16, 2019 After protesters toppled the “Silent Sam” statue on Aug. 20, 2018, the Board of Governors directed the UNC-Chapel Hill Trustees and Chancellor Folt to develop a lawful solution that protects public safety, preserves the monument and its history, and allows the University to focus on its …

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Mending broken hearts

Heart disease is the number-one killer in the U.S. — but what if there was a way to regenerate healthy heart cells? Cue Li Qian, who received the 2019 Hettleman Prize for Scholarly and Artistic Achievement for her groundbreaking work in cardiac reprogramming.

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Grants boost post-Hurricane Florence research for UNCW scientists.

As Hurricane Florence barreled toward the coast of North Carolina in September 2018, UNCW scientists saw an opportunity in motion. While most in the area were focused on the storm’s path, a few industrious Seahawks recognized the need to secure funding for storm-related research.

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Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz Named 12th Chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2019 CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper today named Dr. Kevin M. Guskiewicz as the 12th chancellor and 30th chief executive officer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Guskiewicz, who has served as interim chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill since being appointed …

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The Year’s Top 10

Looking Back at 2019’s Most-Read Feature Stories   As the year comes to a close, it’s worth looking back at the UNC System’s efforts—at every level—to improve lives and strengthen North Carolina. University leadership has been working hard on new initiatives to promote student success. Research, teaching, and engagement has been revitalizing local economies. Students …

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You may use this for work, but Forrest Liu ’20 is a national champion at it

Forrest Liu ’20 is a champion. Three times — as a freshman, sophomore, and junior — he’s claimed first place in state competition. Twice he’s finished in third place nationally. But eclipsing all those awards was Forrest’s ultimate achievement: the title of national champion. Forrest wasn’t running through, over, or around people on grass fields …

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University gains $1.25 million federal grant for autism-related training

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.25 million grant to Western Carolina University for groundbreaking instruction to prepare professionals for work with children with autism. The grant will be distributed over five years to the university and used to train 60 graduate students in psychology, special education and speech-language pathology programs on how …

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$1.4M Grant to Study New Treatment for High Cholesterol

North Carolina Central Associate Professor Dayami Lopez, Ph.D., was awarded a $1.48 million grant from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences to study new means of treating high cholesterol and preventing heart disease. The four-year grant will advance Lopez’s research into regulation of low-density lipoproteins, also known as LDL cholesterol, considered a major risk …

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Three NC HBCUs awarded 2019 Research Equipment Awards by the Department of Defense

Fayetteville State University (FSU) was one of four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from North Carolina awarded 2019 Research Equipment Awards by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). The other North Carolina schools are Johnson C. Smith University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina A&T State University. The DoD awarded $23.2 million …

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