Treating Ebola
Researchers from NCCU, NC State, UNC-CH using algae to create treatment for Ebola, other viruses
NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers working on breakthrough cardiac treatment
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Living Learning Communities allow university newcomers to bond with fellow students
Welcome to the University of North Carolina
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The UNC InfoCenter contains downloadable reports and data tables and interactive data tools. InfoCenter supports transparency and accountability to North Carolina taxpayers and other stakeholders, and it supports efforts to increase the University’s efficiency and impacts.

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The strategic planning process is about addressing priorities and improving our public higher education by strengthening institutions, improving student outcomes and providing access to affordable high-quality degrees.

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UNC President's Comments regarding the Board of Governors reduction legislation

UNC President Margaret Spellings has offered the following comment on the Board of Governors reduction legislation:

The General Assembly’s proposal to reduce the size of the Board of Governors fits with a natural pattern of modern and effective governance and greater operational efficiency. We have the opportunity to find the right balance in governance and accountability—system-level governance should remain focused on broad goals and accountability measures. As we rise to meet the challenges of a growing state and a more complex economy, getting that balance right is more important than ever.

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University of North Carolina system taking “AIMS” at innovation

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina General Administration announced Monday that it has awarded a total of $150,000 to five of its campuses and to the University Librarians Advisory Council to assist innovative programs that have shown positive results in one of three areas of innovation: academic innovation for affordability; enhancing student success; and financial aid innovations.

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UNC announces first four recipients of Undergraduate Research Awards

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina announced this week it has selected four teams as the recipients of Undergraduate Research Awards, granting $100,000 in funding to support projects that span nine UNC institutions.

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Board of Governors January 2017 Meeting

The UNC Board of Governors met in regular session at 9:30 a.m., Friday, January 13, 2017. View meeting materials and video archives.


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