Two $500,000 endowments support distinguished piano faculty

UNCSA has awarded two new endowed professorships in piano – the Clifton Matthews Distinguished Professorship to Dmitri Shteinberg and the Eric Larsen Distinguished Professorship to Dmitri Vorobiev – that will help to ensure that top faculty members continue to thrive in the School of Music. The professorships — both named for retired piano faculty — …

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UNCW Doctoral Clinic Offers Affordable Mental Health Services to the Community

A UNCW clinic is providing affordable mental health and testing services to residents of the Cape Fear region. The $20 sessions are conducted by UNCW psychology doctoral student clinicians under the supervision of licensed faculty in the Department of Psychology.  The nonprofit General Psychotherapy and Assessment Clinic offers services to clients ages 7 and older …

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UNCG launches student success program for new Spartans

The first year of a student’s college experience is often the most exciting – new freedom, new friends, and new opportunities.  But there are challenges, too. College is an adjustment. Often, if students don’t develop time management, organizational, and study skills, they may struggle.  To help students better transition to academic life here on campus, …

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Personalized drug delivery in 3D

On a mission for innovation and translational science, Rahima Benhabbour is using 3D-printing technology and her startup company AnelleO to create a breakthrough in women’s health. Rahima Benhabbour has always been an advocate for women’s health issues. As an assistant professor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and an adjunct professor at …

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UNC System Interim President Bill Roper Names New Interim Chancellor at ECU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2019 CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper released the following statement: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ron Mitchelson as interim chancellor at East Carolina University, effective immediately.  Dr. Mitchelson has been serving as the university’s acting chancellor since September 30 …

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NC State Postdoc Receives Prestigious NIH Award

Zach DeVries, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of entomologist Coby Schal, has received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award, part of the federal agency’s High-Risk, High Reward Research program. The award will provide $250,000 per year for five years. DeVries will use the award to expand upon his previous findings that …

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Telling NC’s Ghost Stories

UNC System Institutions Help Uncover NC Histories Every North Carolinian inhabits a haunted landscape. Our ghosts don’t rattle chains. Objects don’t dance when the clock strikes midnight. But we live in a state where past and present intermingle. ‘History’ isn’t gone … it’s with us in the here and now, appearing in ways that we …

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Fayetteville State University Students Awarded Internships from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense

Fayetteville State University students Raymond Kimble, Germaine Gregory and Robert Deal have been awarded on-campus internships from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The three students are working on creating Artificial Intelligence (AI) software that can automatically analyze visual data such as pictures and videos acquired …

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Grant goes to ECU spinoff for device to help PAD patients

For the first time, a company started by East Carolina University faculty members has received a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Institutes of Health. RFPi, a Greenville medical device company, was awarded $1.49 million for continued development of technology that will be used to evaluate patients with peripheral arterial …

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