WCU, Blue Ridge Community College approve admission agreement

Graduates of Blue Ridge Community College will have an easier time transferring to Western Carolina University after leaders of the two institutions of higher education endorsed a direct-entry admission program Thursday, Oct. 10. WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Blue Ridge President Laura Leatherwood signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the Catamount Blue Ridge Program …

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N.C. A&T Engineering Faculty Member Receives White House Honor

WASHINGTON, DC (Oct. 30, 2019) –Salil Desai, Ph.D., an industrial and systems engineering professor and interim co-director for the Center of Excellence in Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing at North Carolina Agricultural and State University, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) earlier this month. The recognition celebrates the …

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Data analytics firm launched at UNC Charlotte to expand, add 200 jobs

Stratifyd, a tech startup founded at UNC Charlotte, will expand its operations and add at least 200 jobs and move to a new 30,000-square-foot office located within an opportunity zone in Charlotte’s FreeMoreWest neighborhood. The announcement was made by officials from the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County at a news conference at UNC Charlotte Center City. Stratifyd …

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UNCG awarded $6.1 million from Dept. of Education

UNC Greensboro announced that the School of Education has been awarded a five-year, $6.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding, administered through the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program, provides a teaching residency for 80 master’s-degree-level students, multiple professional development programs, and training for teachers so they can develop ways to integrate …

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Minority faculty visit Brody for mentorship, publishing guidance

Seven underrepresented minority in medicine (URMM) junior faculty members from family medicine departments across the nation spent several days at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine for mentorship in scholarship and manuscript writing. The writing skills workshop for underrepresented minorities in medicine was part of a yearlong faculty development program and was funded with a grant …

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UNC Board of Governors Regular Session, November 15, 2019

The UNC Board of Governors will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the K.E. White Graduate Center, located at 1704 Weeksville Road on the campus of Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. A total of nine committees of the Board will meet from 9 a.m. …

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UNC System Interim President Bill Roper Issues Statement on Veto of Employee Raises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 8, 2019   CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper issued the following statement regarding today’s veto by Governor Cooper of Senate Bill 354, which would have provided raises for UNC System employees: “Despite today’s veto, we remain hopeful that a good working solution can be …

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Serving Those Who Serve

New Database Will Standardize College Credit for Military Experience Shaheed Soligne served as a signals intelligence analyst for the Army National Guard. When he was in the service, he was utterly dedicated to his work. Now that he is a veteran, he is pursuing a professional ambition that inspires even more passion: he’s about to …

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How AI Will Help Train the Soldiers of the Future

Job training is always important, but in the military it can mean the difference between life and death. Researchers at NC State University are working with the U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) to develop artificial intelligence (AI) tools that can be used to improve squad training – and save lives. “We’re developing AI programs that address …

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NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill Leverage Respective Strengths to Improve Asthma Care

Edgar Lobaton and Alper Bozkurt, associate professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, are working to improve wearable health-monitoring devices, on a research project that could lead to people being able to detect an asthma attack sooner. Lobaton, along with two UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, will receive $1 million from the National Science Foundation …

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