Media Center


The UNC Media Center provides central access to all published feature stories, system news, and press releases. Our archive holds a great deal of information about the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Feature Stories

We’re proud of the work of our 17 campuses and affiliate institutions in providing the best possible instruction, research, and outreach to benefit the state and beyond. Take a look at some of the stories highlighting system accomplishments, initiatives, and people.

Across the System News

Read news from across the UNC system that reflects institutional priorities.

Press Releases

View our most recent announcements and access the press release archives.


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Top Stories

NCSU Engineers Without Borders construct clean water source in Sierra Leone

NCSU Engineers Without Borders construct clean water source in Sierra Leone

North Carolina State University

Instead of relaxing over the winter holiday with family and friends, five NC State students and two mentors traveled to the west coast of Africa, to a small city in Sierra Leone. They oversaw the drilling of a well that will provide clean... more

Saving Ocean Fisheries, One Bait Cake At A Time

North Carolina A&T State University

Cammie the crayfish lives in a water filled aquarium inside a lab at Kepley BioSystems. Cammie likes to attack a white block of cake whenever it is dumped into her tank. The white, chalky block isn't your standard piece of cake. And that’s the... more

Latest News

ECU student Mackenzie Dolecheck had a successful semester financially by using the lessons learned in her personal finance class. (Photos by Rhett Butler)

Dollars and Sense: ECU’s personal finance class teaches students practical money skills

Mark Weitzel has been teaching East Carolina University students how to manage their personal finances for almost 20 years.


Inspired by our graduates, hopeful for the future

Commencement season has wrapped up, and it’s always a pleasure to watch our graduates head to their next steps.  Over the past two weeks, 35,000 students have walked across a stage to receive their diplomas, and all told, the UNC System will...


NC State University experts turned to immersive virtual reality (IVR) to test perceptions of green enclosures.

Using Virtual Reality to Plot Urban Green Spaces

City dwellers who are weary of the concrete jungle often seek out a bit of nature. Whether they visit an urban park or find a small green space, residents can gain a host of benefits.


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