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Carolina Population Center given $180 million grant

A $180 million award was given to the Carolina Population Center, a community of professionals and scholars who collaborate on understanding population issues.



UNC professor, team find historic mosaics in Israel

When Jodi Magness began the excavation of a synagogue in Huqoq, Israel, she had no idea how momentous the project would become.



UNC scientists, students map clean water across NC

Five years after the United Nations declared access to safe drinking water and sanitation a basic human right, a team of environmental scientists and student researchers from UNC began mapping access to clean water in the counties of North Carolina. 



Professors analyze media coverage of sex trafficking

UNC professors Barbara Friedman and Anne Johnston were recognized for their work on the Irina Project with the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy by the Commission on the Status of Women.



Phil Ford Foundation Distinguished Professorship of Pediatrics created at NC Children's Hospital

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When former UNC basketball star Phil Ford's cousin approached him about starting a foundation, they were not initially sure what the foundation's cause would be. 



UNC math professors apply research to Flight 370

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been missing since March 8, and while conspiracy theories flare on the Internet, two math professors at UNC have established why the plane is so hard to find.



Man’s life saved by defibrillator vest

A Mebane man’s life was saved thanks to the LifeVest, an external device designed to act as a precautionary defibrillator for patients with heart conditions.



Town Council's discussion on Ephesus-Fordham area draws feedback from residents

The Chapel Hill Town Council knows the Ephesus-Fordham area is in need of redevelopment, it just needs help figuring out how to do it.



Whistleblower protection agency criticizes UNC

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High-ranking administrators’ treatment of former UNC athletic reading specialist Mary Willingham’s research on student-athlete literacy has come under scrutiny from an outside group.



UNC, NCSU researchers make strides in solar power

As UNC and N.C. State University prepare to compete in tonight’s basketball game after the sun sets, researchers at both universities have come together to learn how to harness and store solar energy when the sun rises.



NC State University group accused of falsifying research

Research comprises the bulk of revenue for many universities, drawing added pressure to the researching sector — a trend that Stefan Franzen, N.C. State University professor, thinks is compromising research ethics.



UNC lags behind in monetizing its research

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While remaining among the top in capturing research funding, UNC lags behind its peer universities in converting research to patents and other commercial applications.



UNC psychology professor reacts to criticism of research

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Barbara Fredrickson, a UNC psychology professor, said it’s never pleasant to discover something that you’ve published is inaccurate. But after receiving criticism of a widely read paper she co-authored, Fredrickson found she had done just that.



Research funding is a priority at UNC

Research funding is considered a point of pride for the University, and some faculty are working on new ideas to keep it that way.



UNC rises in research ranking for funds spent on research and development

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Students and faculty will have more opportunities to complete research projects and make breakthroughs, thanks to UNC’s new research ranking among public and private universities.



New HIV study targets latency

Thanks to UNC researchers, the HIV virus might no longer have a place to hide.



UNC running out of room for growth

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In a single decade, UNC’s physical space expanded at an unprecedented rate, filling up main campus and allowing enrollment and research to grow faster than ever before.



NIH research funding budget to decline, opinions vary on effects on university research

Funding for university research is dwindling, but some researchers say it might not be a bad thing. The federal budget, approved by U.S. Congress earlier this month, cuts funding for National Institutes of Health by about 1 percent or about $260 million for the 2011 fiscal year.



Fellowship recipient advocates for increased Cherokee Internet use

With the click of a mouse, senior Kaitlyn Jongkind exposed a group of Cherokee Native Americans to the Internet, expanding their world ­— and giving them a link to modern medicine.



From ?rst-year seminar, a life’s passion

Glenn McLaurin thought his first year seminar, The Changing American Job, would be interesting — but he never expected it to lead him to his life’s passion. The class prompted McLaurin, now a junior, to become a public policy major and to pursue a research project about local economic development incentives.