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

barn in Morganton, future site of NC SSM location

Setting a Direction

NC School of Science and Mathematics

Faculty, students, public weigh in on the new NCSSM-Morganton campus

Michael Martine describes his experience as an alumnus of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics as “Hogwarts, before Hogwarts was ever written about.”... more

NCCU Student stands in a crowd of students at graduation

Cheatham-White Scholarship

North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University

New merit scholarship offers select NC students full rides to N.C. A&T, NCCU

Applications are now open for scholarships at two University of North Carolina incumbent institutions for incoming qualifying students to have the chance to... more

Latest News

Hans Paerl, the Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

Well Said: Hurricanes and water quality

Whenever a hurricane hits, the big story is how the storm has impacted people and towns with flooding and storm surges.

But the storms also leave behind a quieter and long-term danger: pollutants in the watershed that could poison people...


Part of the WCU research team holding flag

Students dig up bones, chart historical changes in Romania during field school

Exhuming medieval graves in the Transylvania region of Romania ― the legendary home of Dracula ― sounds like fiction, but that is what a Western Carolina University bioarcheology research group did this summer.


a phone showing a student using the assistant

Meet Winston, WSSU’s new virtual assistant

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), in collaboration with AdmitHub, is providing prospective students and their families with instant,...