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UNC and North Carolina State University researchers developed a skin patch that can potentially battle melanoma using a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique. The team of scientists led by Zhen Gu, assistant professor in the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC and NCSU, was able to trigger naturally occurring melanin to boost an immune response against skin cancer cells in mice.
Transgender Day of Remembrance was held around the world on Monday to memorialize the lives of transgender and non-binary individuals who have been murdered because of their identities and to raise awareness regarding high rates of violence against the transgender community. Students and faculty at UNC also took part in the annual observance.
A UNC student, Alexander Peeples, and a UNC graduate, Shauna Rust, have been awarded this year's George J. Mitchell Scholarship, a highly prestigious annual fellowship awarded to 12 scholars nationwide. The scholarship supports graduate studies in Ireland in a subject of their choosing, and covers housing, tuition, and a stipend for costs of living and travel.UNC is the only school that had two students win the scholarship this year.
It was 3:40 a.m. on Nov. 11 when Wanda Johnson awoke to a loud popping noise. When she opened her bedroom door to investigate, she faced smoke and flames coming from the attic. She yelled for her family, and quickly got her daughter and nephew out of the house to ensure their safety.
Most students will agree that Wilson Library is one of the most beautiful spots on campus to study, but the building’s treasure extends much further than the reading room.
The UNC Board of Trustees met in full Thursday, Nov. 16 and discussed Silent Sam, Daniel Reichart and the Horace Williams Airport. Here's what you need to know.
Nearly 30 community members directly addressed the University’s Board of Trustees concerning the presence of the Silent Sam statue on campus. Chairperson Haywood Cochrane opened the event for public speakers, disclosing that the Board intended to listen to speakers’ statements, but not offer responses.
UNC’s Student Senate welcomed 26 new senators following Tuesday’s election.
The University Affairs committee assembled on Wednesday. Here’s the rundown:
When Myles Bacon decided to check out the men’s handball team during his second semester at UNC, he was just looking for something to get him out of his dorm room.
For an assignment in a business class, junior William Sweet came up with the idea to create a cold compression sleeve for people recovering from ACL injuries. His idea won the fourth annual Carolina Challenge Pitch Party, which took place on Nov. 8 as part of the annual Carolina Challenge, a venture competition that gives students and faculty the opportunity to win funding for their idea. Sweet and his group received a $400 award toward the creation of a prototype.
The UNC honor system adopted gender neutral language, adhering to a University policy statement that calls for the use of inclusive language.
People become accustomed to the habit of expecting Thanksgiving to simply come along, but in the words of NCPIRG’s slogan, “No bees, No Thanksgiving.”
Marc Handelman, an artist who works in painting, installation, books, film/video and photography, spoke at the NCU ART & Art History Artist Talk at Hanes Arts Center on Tuesday night.
Handelman said a lot of his painting draws on American aesthetics, so much of which is rooted in 19th century American landscape painting. His work explores how forms of rhetoric in landscape and nature appear in today’s art and politics.
Life is a balancing act, and that is a concept that members of Playmakers Repertory Company know all too well.
“Every week is something new,” acting teacher and PlayMakers Company member Samuel Ray Gates said. “I remind myself to take it one day at a time, doing what needs to be done everyday. It’s important to take care of yourself.”
An underage student stands in line outside a popular bar on Franklin Street and gives their fake ID to a bouncer. After looking at it for a moment, the bouncer passes it back — not to the student, but to an undercover alcohol law enforcement officer behind him. The student is ticketed immediately.
Holding hands in a circle around Silent Sam, around 150 protesters chanted at the closing of their demonstration Tuesday afternoon, which called to remove the controversial confederate monument that some feel commemorates the darkest parts of history.
The School of Media and Journalism announced a new curriculum structure last week. Charlie Tuggle, the senior associate dean of the school, sees the change as a necessary adaption to a rapidly changing industry.
The Black Student Movement celebrated its 50th anniversary, marking decades of profound change within the University.
Students across campus joined the International Justice Mission at UNC on Friday for 24-hour fasting to bring awareness to modern slavery around the world.