PBS North Carolina Partners with the UNC System on The Innovators

PBS North Carolina, in partnership with the UNC System and the Board of Governors Committee on Historically Minority-Serving Institutions (HMSI), announces the new series The Innovators: The Transformative Power of NC’s Historically Black and American Indian Universities. Comprised of digital shorts that begin rollout online on September 20 and a one-hour broadcast special on October 18, the series will bring focus to the six public HMSIs across North Carolina – Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), Fayetteville State University (FSU), North Carolina A&T State University (N.C. A&T), North Carolina Central University (NCCU), UNC Pembroke (UNCP) and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).

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UNCSA returns to in-person performances in 2021-22 with a sweeping season of dance, drama, music and film

UNCSA announces a return to live performance with a 2021-22 season that spans time-honored classics and works by today’s visionary composers, choreographers, filmmakers and playwrights who represent an array of stories and voices from throughout our contemporary world. The wide-ranging season includes film, dance, drama and music created and performed by talented students and world-class faculty, distinguished alumni and celebrated guest artists.

NC A&T joins Duke, other major partners, in $20M Artificial Intelligence Center

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is playing a critical role in the creation of Athena, a new artificial intelligence (AI) research center led by Duke University and including Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other prominent institutional partners. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security, Athena is part of a $220 million investment in 11 AI research institutes engaging campuses in 40 states nationwide.

Elizabeth City State University, United Airlines Launch Partnership

Elizabeth City State University and United Airlines Aviate pilot career development program have partnered to train a new generation of pilots. On Friday, Aug. 27, on the ECSU campus, university officials will be joined by United Airlines representatives to launch a partnership that seeks to not only train future pilots, but also bring more women and people of color into the ranks of commercial aviation.

NC Education Leaders Address Increasing Statewide Teacher Pipeline

North Carolina education leaders signed an agreement Monday to address the critical teacher shortage in the state. President Thomas Stith of the North Carolina Community College System and President Peter Hans of the University of North Carolina System made a joint announcement of their new Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that will increase opportunities for community college students to transfer to teacher education programs within the UNC System. It is effective fall 2021.

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