Top Stories of 2016

The 10 Most-Read Features of the Year

Take a look back at the 10 most-read UNC system feature stories of 2016. Science, technology, instruction, and service to the state and the world were the highlights of the year.

 

Center for Design Innovation Promotes Makerspaces, Creativity, Collaborations

Center for Design Innovation Promotes Makerspaces, Creativity, Collaborations

The Center for Design Innovation is a partnership between Winston-Salem State University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Forsyth Technical Community College. With 3-D printing, laser scanners and other tools, CDI provides a space where makers can get together to explore all kinds of new creations, both scientific and artistic. Read more…

 

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Teaching and Tech: Deaf Education Students Create Lessons in SELF Design Studio

Claudia Pagliaro’s students had to create a language-based project for their future deaf and hard of hearing students using the UNCG School of Education’s SELF Design Studio. Deaf education comes with a special set of challenges and opportunities, and these projects allowed Pagliaro’s students to approach instruction with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in new ways. Read more…

 

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Partnership Between ECU and NC State Teams Could Bring New Cancer Treatment to Market

Faculty members conducting groundbreaking research at East Carolina University were awarded a patent in April for a topical skin cream that is tumor-cell selective. Because of the enormous costs of bringing a pharmaceutical product to market, the ECU research team realized they would need some help. The Entrepreneurship Collaborative, or TEC, is a program at North Carolina State University that is uniquely set up to market new scientific innovations through new business startups. Read more…

 

How N.C. A&T is Using Pigs to Transform Transportation

How N.C. A&T is Using Pigs to Transform Transportation

Professor Elle Fini and a team of researchers at North Carolina A&T State University have discovered what they believe to be the not so distant future of paved roadways. Through the support of the National Science Foundation, the team has found a way to extract the rich oil that is found in pig waste, and mix it with rocks to form a new type of asphalt durable enough for highway traffic, which they call Bio-Adhesive.  Read more…

 

Center for Design Innovation Promotes Makerspaces, Creativity, Collaborations

UNCW Nursing Student Delivers Babies and Touches Lives in Guatemala

When Morgan Clark ’18 joins fellow nursing students for birth simulations in the UNCW School of Nursing Simulation Learning Center next spring, she’ll be at the head of her class, having already assisted with six live deliveries. Read more…

 

Margaret Spellings: The Inauguration of the University’s 18th President

Margaret Spellings: The Inauguration of the University’s 18th President

Margaret Spellings was inaugurated as the 18th president of the University of North Carolina on October 13 during a music-filled ceremony on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her inaugural address—delivered in TED Talk style—Spellings laid out her vision for what higher education in North Carolina can and should be. Spellings called on North Carolina to redefine “all useful learning” for a new era—to make some form of higher education our higher expectation for all North Carolina’s people. Read more…

 

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One Community in the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Thousands of homes and businesses in hard-hit communities were damaged, and hundreds of people, including many students enrolled on UNC campuses, remain displaced from their homes. Along the coast, UNC Wilmington and Elizabeth City State University experienced only minor damage and were back in operation in a couple of days.  Further inland, however, East Carolina University, Fayetteville State University, and UNC Pembroke were closed for a week or more. The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) which has partnered with state agencies to activate the North Carolina Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. This program has raised $2.6 million to provide loans to small businesses that can demonstrate damage from Hurricane Matthew. Read more…

 

Center for Design Innovation Promotes Makerspaces, Creativity, Collaborations

NC College Application Week Breaks Down Barriers to Higher Education

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the UNC system are participating by waiving their application fees for the week. These campuses- Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University and Winston-Salem State University-are eliminating any barrier blocking their applicants.

Last year, 27,304 high school students in North Carolina submitted 71,469 applications as a part of North Carolina College Application Week. This was an increase from the previous year, and those numbers are expected to grow again this year. This year there is also an increase to 469 sites participating in the week. Read more…

 

Safer Seafood

Safer Seafood

Researchers with the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences are a step closer to making that happen, developing a lab test that measures Vibrio bacteria in seafood found in the brackish waters of bays, inlets and estuaries, where a large portion of seafood is harvested. The team of scientists has created a kit that can effectively measure bacteria levels in oysters to let consumers know if they are safe to eat, something that can be a boon to the state’s seafood industry. This project was funded by The UNC Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI), which provides targeted funding for innovative and potentially game-changing research projects. Read more…

 

Scholars Program

Presidential Scholars Program

The University of North Carolina is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Presidential Scholars Program. This is a one-year, paid appointment for three May 2017 UNC system graduates to serve at UNC General Administration in Chapel Hill under UNC President Margaret Spellings. Read more…

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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