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Leaders from N.C. A&T and UNC-Chapel Hill present Looking Forward awards at an event on N.C. A&T’s campus on June 9, 2022. Photo courtesy of UNC Media Relations.

Winning research teams in collaborative program between UNC and N.C. A&T announced

The four winning teams in the UNC and N.C. A&T Looking Forward Pilot Research Program were announced and acknowledged for their research addressing complex issues facing North Carolinians last week. The initiative was co-created by Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and N.C. A&T Chancellor Harold L. Martin, Sr. and launched in January 2022. The winning teams from those four priority areas received $200,000 in funding over the course of two years. The initiative is funded by the chancellors’ office at each University and by the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center.

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Redshirt junior right fielder Angel Zarate (40) removes his helmet as he walks off the field. UNC lost 3-4 against Arkansas at home in the NCAA Super Regionals on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

'They fought until the end': UNC baseball comes up short in Super Regional loss to Arkansas

In early February, UNC was picked to finish ninth in the ACC's preseason poll. However, in its first 20 games, North Carolina ripped off 18 wins and climbed up to No. 13 in the nation. In a short time, the Diamond Heels found themselves two wins shy from the NCAA Men's College World Series after scampering their way out of the loser's bracket in the regional round. "I wouldn't replace this year for the world," first-year center fielder Vance Honeycutt said after Sunday's loss. "I'm very thankful."

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The third annual National Co-Responder Conference, held at the Carolina Inn, is pictured on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

Chapel Hill hosts National Co-Responder Conference, emphasizes mental health crisis responders

The third annual National Co-Responder Conference, or CoRCon, was held this week at the Carolina Inn. The event featured keynote speeches and events focused on combining police response with behavioral health specialists. More than 300 professionals from around the country attended the conference, which was hosted and promoted by the International Co-Responder Alliance.

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Graduate student attackman Chris Gray (4) is defended at the men's lacrosse game against Richmond on Feb. 11, 2022 at Dorrance Field in Chapel Hill. UNC won 13-9.

Awards and records aside, all-time lacrosse great Chris Gray is remembered for his humility

On May 1, for the final game of the UNC men's lacrosse team's 2022 season, Chris Gray and the North Carolina Tar Heels traveled to Durham to take on the Duke Blue Devils. The graduate attackman finished with three goals and three assists. “He may not say the most, but everything he says is insightful,” senior attackman Jacob Kelly said. “It’s one of those things where you speak less, but when you do speak, it’s always powerful. He’s an extremely level-headed guy."

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Sophomore catcher Tomas Frick (52) slides in safe to second base for a double during UNC's NCAA Regional against VCU at Boshamer Stadium on June 6, 2022.

UNC baseball advances to NCAA Super Regionals after 7-3 victory over VCU

The No. 1 seed UNC baseball team beat No. 3 seed VCU, 7-3, on Monday night to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals.  After senior Mikey Madej’s three-run homer in the first inning brought UNC out to a 4-0 lead, the momentum was clearly with the Tar Heels.  Despite some offensive action later on, the Rams were unable to overcome this early deficit, and lost by four runs in the end.

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