Reflections on Giving Tuesday

Annual Event Serves as a Festive Culmination of Year-round Service Just on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, the unofficial national holiday focused solely on acts of generosity. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni all across the state are collaborating on donation campaigns, creating a groundswell of charitable giving. While charitable …

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UNC System reaches settlement allowing for disposition of Silent Sam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 27, 2019 UNC System reaches settlement allowing for disposition of Silent Sam CHAPEL HILL, NC – This morning a judge entered a consent judgment in a lawsuit involving the Confederate monument known as Silent Sam. The North Carolina Division Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. (SCV) filed suit and asserted various legal …

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UNC System Interim President Bill Roper Issues Statement on Approval of Voter ID cards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2019 CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper issued the following statement regarding today’s new round of approvals of student and employee photo identification cards for use in the 2020 elections: “I am pleased that student and employee identification cards at each of our …

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Making Spirits Bright

UNC System Holiday Traditions Catamounts are a rare breed, even in the most remote of locations, but experts are confident that, on Thanksgiving Day, 2019, more than 500 of them will gather at the corner of 77th St. and Central Park West. From there, they’ll wind their way downtown for more than two and a …

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UNC System Names East Carolina University Chancellor Search Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 22, 2019   CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper and East Carolina University Board of Trustees Chair Vern Davenport have announced the formation of a 20-member search committee tasked with locating a candidate for the position of chancellor at East Carolina University. “The persons chosen for the …

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Biology professor receives NSF Breakthrough Technology Award to enhance food security

Gregory Copenhaver’s work at UNC-Chapel Hill aims to find a solution for food shortages around the world by advancing functional genomics and crop breeding. Biology professor Gregory Copenhaver has received a Breakthrough Technology Award from the National Science Foundation. The awards fund research aimed at advancing functional genomics and crop breeding. With more than 7 …

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UNCW Receives $1.6M DOJ Grant to House National Drug Court Resource Center

UNCW has received $1.6M in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice to transition the National Drug Court Resource Center (NDCRC) to North Carolina. Currently housed at the Justice Programs Office at American University, the NDCRC is the country’s primary resource hub for problem-solving courts, including adult and juvenile drug courts, tribal healing-to-wellness courts, DWI …

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Department of Transportation awards ECU faculty six grants totaling $862,000

Saving lives and saving money are the main goals of six N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) grants totaling more than $862,000 received by faculty in East Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology. The grants range from $70,000 to $217,432 and vary in scope, from how pedestrians and bicyclists are counted to how bridges are …

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Turning Up the Heat

NC Science Festival Has Become the State’s Hot Ticket There’s a reason Kelvin is the robotic ambassador for the NC Science Festival: with its tubular arms and legs, a gaze frozen in wide-eyed amazement, and a bemused grimace, Kelvin is simply adorable. Kids love Kelvin. Probably most parents do too, even if they’re reluctant to …

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