Remote instruction can provide many students with access to some of these experiences. But for most, campus life offers the most comprehensive access to the learning and living experiences that lead to more fulfilling lives, research discoveries and medical breakthroughs, and a stronger North Carolina. That is why the UNC System has invested heavily in making its campuses safe places to teach, study, live, and work this fall.
CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina System has released two new public service announcements aimed at promoting safe practices as students return for the start of the Fall 2020 semester.
Only weeks into his faculty position, Ryan S. Mieras submitted his first grant proposal as a UNC Wilmington employee not quite eight months ago. The proposal has yielded an impressive award from the National Science Foundation totaling $925,975 to develop an instrument for measuring sand movement at shorelines, leading to the development of more resilient coastal communities.
For the first time in the university’s history, annual new awards for research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have exceeded the $1 billion mark. The record amount in new grants, contracts and awards received in the fiscal year that concluded June 30 comes largely from sources outside of North Carolina primarily from federal research agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations.
North Carolina Central University professor Xiaoxin Luke Chen, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded $2.7 million by the National Institutes of Health to investigate new treatment options for a type of esophageal cancer that disproportionally affects African Americans.
The University of North Carolina System has been notified of a ransomware attack on Blackbaud, a private company contracted to provide constituent relationship management services for the UNC System and several constituent institutions.