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

McLaughlin-Smith teaches UNCW faculty and students that diversity is more than race

A broad spectrum

UNC Wilmington

McLaughlin-Smith teaches UNCW faculty and students that diversity is more than race

Because Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith’s lessons in diversity on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus are so engaging, Victor Malo-Juvera asks... more

Gloria Elliott, associate chair of research of biomechanical engineering and engineering science at UNC Charlotte, serves as director of the Charlotte Banks Initiative.

Preserving life

UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte faculty initiative increases viability of organ transplants

Each year, more than 120,000 people across the nation wait to receive a life-saving organ transplant. Unfortunately for those on the waiting list, only about 3,500... more

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Afro-Cuban study-abroad program will enhance liberal learning and high-impact practices central to WSSU’s Strategic Plan.

$41,000 grant will create Afro-Cuban study abroad program

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has been awarded a $41,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and Partners of the Americas to develop a study abroad program focusing on the...


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The UNCG-led experiment will launch Thursday on a similar SpaceX rocket. (Credit: NASA)

UNCG professor leads NASA experiment

A UNCG-led spaceflight experiment – that may ultimately help humans grow plants on Mars and the Moon – will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on...