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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.
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.
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.
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.
While remaining among the top in capturing research funding, UNC lags behind its peer universities in converting research to patents and other commercial applications.
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 considered a point of pride for the University, and some faculty are working on new ideas to keep it that way.
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.
Thanks to UNC researchers, the HIV virus might no longer have a place to hide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Select undergraduate students forego a summer at the beach to pursue one of UNC’s multiple research opportunities.
Junior Bethany Corbin finds honor killings fascinating. And at the Celebration of Undergraduate Research on Monday, she was able to share her passion and hard-researched thesis on the politics and minority rights issues associated with honor killings among Turkish Kurds and German Muslims.
The 2011 winners of the JNO Awards in Entrepreneurial Studies for the minor in entrepreneurship are Eric Xu, Reed Turchi, Amber Koonce and Safia Davis.
University researchers joined a national collaborative working to reduce sports-related concussions this week. The National Sports Concussion Cooperative aims to help athletes through interdisciplinary collaboration and research. The four founding organizations are the UNC Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, the Matthew Gfeller Foundation, the American Football Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods.
Fewer than 10 percent of children who have asthma use traditional inhalers correctly, according to a new University study.
The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is slated to lead a clinical trial testing a new option for colorectal cancer patients whose illness has not subsided after first-line treatments. About 40 percent of patients whose cancers contain certain mutant genes see their illnesses progress in spite of traditional primary treatments.
When Barbara Entwisle was director of the Carolina Population Center, she faced more than $800,000 in cuts during her first two years at the helm.