Biology professor receives NSF Breakthrough Technology Award to enhance food security

Gregory Copenhaver’s work at UNC-Chapel Hill aims to find a solution for food shortages around the world by advancing functional genomics and crop breeding. Biology professor Gregory Copenhaver has received a Breakthrough Technology Award from the National Science Foundation. The awards fund research aimed at advancing functional genomics and crop breeding. With more than 7.5 …

UNCW Receives $1.6M DOJ Grant to House National Drug Court Resource Center

UNCW has received $1.6M in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice to transition the National Drug Court Resource Center (NDCRC) to North Carolina. Currently housed at the Justice Programs Office at American University, the NDCRC is the country’s primary resource hub for problem-solving courts, including adult and juvenile drug courts, tribal healing-to-wellness courts, DWI …

Data analytics firm launched at UNC Charlotte to expand, add 200 jobs

Stratifyd, a tech startup founded at UNC Charlotte, will expand its operations and add at least 200 jobs and move to a new 30,000-square-foot office located within an opportunity zone in Charlotte’s FreeMoreWest neighborhood. The announcement was made by officials from the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County at a news conference at UNC Charlotte Center City. Stratifyd …

UNCW Doctoral Clinic Offers Affordable Mental Health Services to the Community

A UNCW clinic is providing affordable mental health and testing services to residents of the Cape Fear region. The $20 sessions are conducted by UNCW psychology doctoral student clinicians under the supervision of licensed faculty in the Department of Psychology.  The nonprofit General Psychotherapy and Assessment Clinic offers services to clients ages 7 and older …

Telling NC’s Ghost Stories

UNC System Institutions Help Uncover NC Histories Every North Carolinian inhabits a haunted landscape. Our ghosts don’t rattle chains. Objects don’t dance when the clock strikes midnight. But we live in a state where past and present intermingle. ‘History’ isn’t gone … it’s with us in the here and now, appearing in ways that we …

Forging connections across the Carolinas – one greenway, trail and waterway at a time

Nestled off a quiet street of attractive suburban homes in Waxhaw, there’s a quarter-mile trail in the woods along the Twelve Mile Creek. Near the end of a stone stairway is a striking sight: A 160-foot suspension bridge connecting Waxhaw, North Carolina, and Indian Trail, South Carolina. You can embrace the bridge’s wobbles during the …

NCSU is Preserving History Through Design + Build

NC State’s School of Architecture’s Design + Build studio has tackled a number of distinct projects since its inception, each with their own connections to location, culture, and history. In 2019, what started as a tour of Princeville, NC led by Landscape Architecture Professor Kofi Boone ended with a 200+ square foot tribute to a …

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