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.


Call or email the Communications staff to submit a media inquiry or interview request or ask us about a story published on our website.

Top Stories

Dr. Greg Lester, executive director of academic advising and student success at Appalachian State University, outside the Office of Student Success. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Student success at Appalachian — early intervention is key

Appalachian State University

As an undergraduate student, Greg Lester was falling behind at the University of Kentucky (UK) in the 1990s.

Dr. Greg Lester ’98 M.A., executive director of academic advising and student success at Appalachian State University, said... more

GearUp NC Virtual Tours


Virtual Reality Improves College Access

The university campus tour is a generations-old rite of passage for eager—and nervous—high school students who have their sights set on the horizon as they prepare to leave the nest.

Imagine... more

Latest News

Left to right: ECSU drone lab technician Aaron Bechiom, aviation program director Dr. Kuldeep Rawat, Interim Chancellor Karrie Dixon, Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs Sec. Larry, Hall, and aviation professor Elton Stone discuss drone technology during the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Governor’s Hometown Strong Initiative Puts Spotlight on ECSU Aviation Program

North Carolina Secretary of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Larry Hall and Elizabeth City State University Interim Chancellor Karrie Dixon led the charge for Hometown Strong in September, celebrating the university’s efforts to...


Dr. Camille Goins of UNC Pembroke

School of Education awarded $1.1 million grant to assist aspiring American Indian school administrators

UNC Pembroke School of Education has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address the shortage of American Indian administrators in the state’s public school districts with a large American Indian student...


UNC-CH's Michael Kosorok

How Carolina is transforming medicine with artificial intelligence

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Michael Kosorok is working to bring artificial intelligence to the public health field.


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