Discussions in the humanities – from philosophy and religion, to history and politics – guide our most crucial decisions, on a global scale and in very personal ways. They determine our understanding of ourselves and others, and how our communities build relationships and make progress. They shape our worlds.
Last spring, North Carolina accomplished a remarkable achievement: four UNC System universities appeared in the top ten in a national ranking of online RN to BSN nursing programs. This is good news for the state. In the midst of a global pandemic, the UNC System’s role building the state’s healthcare system has become even more critical.
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to establish an applied data science center that will promote collaboration between computer scientists and domain scientists to enhance interdisciplinary research and expand data science education.
An East Carolina University team in the Brody School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine has received a $1.2 million federal grant to expand telehealth-based mental health services in North Carolina.
A team of undergraduate, graduate and faculty researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University won a highly competitive $449,052 grant from the Department of the Navy’s HBCU/MI program to collaborate with the Navy on improving radio frequency (RF) communication systems.
Appalachian State University has been awarded nearly $1 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to implement ADVANCE APPALACHIAN — a program designed to promote gender equity in STEM fields at App State, with an emphasis on women from underrepresented populations.
The University of North Carolina System has announced that it is helping promote the statewide rollout of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) contact tracing application, built on Apple and Google technology.
Diversifying research is crucial, not only for the benefit of the young scholars entering various fields, but for the disciplines themselves, says Dr. Lee Phillips, director of UNC Greensboro’s Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office.