Feature Stories

  • Treating Ebola

    Researchers from NCCU, NC State, UNC-CH using algae to create treatment for Ebola, other viruses

    Researchers from North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and UNC-Chapel Hill are trying to come up with a way to mass-produce a cure for Ebola and other viruses by using algae to produce disease-fighting proteins in large quantities. Building on a previous treatment in which tobacco plants produced only very small amounts of the therapeutic, the research team instead examined using algae to produce the proteins and have gotten encouraging results.


  • Heartwarming

    NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers working on breakthrough cardiac treatment

    How do you cure a broken heart?

    If you’re researcher Ke Cheng, hopefully one day soon, it will be with a simple injection.

  • Living with the Like Minded

    Living Learning Communities allow university newcomers to bond with fellow students

    For those attending a university for the first time or transferring to a new campus, getting acclimated to the environment can often be the biggest hurdle a new student must clear.

    Proximity and access to like-minded individuals who share the same majors or interests could prove beneficial academically and socially.

  • Opportunities acquaint First-Year students with their new campus

    It’s that time of year again; the offices of admissions in the UNC system have sent out their admission letters to anxiously waiting applicants.  In just six months, those accepted will make their way to campuses across the state of North Carolina to become the incoming first-year class.

  • Daugherty: UNC system’s SBTDC has major impact on small businesses across North Carolina

    SBTDC, By the Numbers

  • Cross-country

    ECU student innovator selected for unique train journey 

    An East Carolina University Honors College student's app led to an invitation to ride the Millennial Trains Project this summer.

    Mona Amin, a senior majoring in biology at ECU, co-created a smartphone app called Freshspire that notifies consumers about discounts on perishable foods nearing the expiration date, allowing them to take advantage of lower prices and helping retailers throw away less food.

  • Paul Tazewell. His name is Paul Tazewell. And there’s a million things he hasn’t done. But just you wait, just you wait…

    He may not have done it all, but what the School of Design & Production alumnus (B.F.A.

  • Blueprint for Success

    Sheer tenacity pays off for N.C. A&T Engineer

    With more than 15 years of experience in mechanical, electrical and plumbing design, Ronnie Isaac has worked with some of the biggest clients in and around Washington, D.C.

  • Increasing Opportunity

    HBCU internship program provides valuable experience

    As a student majoring in journalism and mass communication with a minor in political science, Saunicia Wallace-Williams drew on all of her educational experience this past summer while working as an intern for AT&T.

    The North Carolina A&T University junior worked with AT&T’s public affairs division, learning first-hand how legislative relations works in North Carolina. She also wrote press releases for AT&T, valuable experience for someone who wants to be a journalist when she graduates.

  • A husband-wife team of biochemists at NC State is testing a one-shot vaccine that could grant lifetime immunity against the widely feared Zika virus.