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Thursday December 8th

Research And Development



Christian C. Lentz at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday, Aug. 29th, 2022.

Carolina Asia Center awarded $900,000 grant to develop Southeast Asian studies minor

This summer, the Carolina Asia Center received a $900,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. With this grant, the University plans to develop a Southeast Asian studies minor, to expand its Vietnamese language instruction and to spread the study of Southeast Asia to other campuses. “Luce has long been a supporter of Asian studies more generally, but they also know that Southeast Asian studies tend to be a bit overlooked by way of comparison with East Asia, especially China, but also Korea and Japan,” Christian Lentz, an associate professor of geography at UNC, said.

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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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Pharmacist and 1995 UNC alumna Sue Patel prepares a syringe with a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 in the Friday Center on Chapel Hill.

Column: UNC continues to research omicron as variant spreads

"With research on omicron developing from here on out, new recommendations and policies are likely to emerge to protect the general public from the variant. For the next several weeks, it’s imperative that institutions and individuals take all the measures that they can to prevent the surge from affecting our local communities."

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The Chapel Hill Town Council will vote on a project that would redevelop the nonoperational Marathon Service Station and the Tar Heel Mobile Home Park into a new gas station, storage building, and convenience store. The Marathon Service Station is pictured on Saturday, March 6th, 2021.

Chapel Hill Town Council to vote on MLK development that could threaten mobile home park

As of Tuesday, the Chapel Hill Town Council is set to vote on the project’s rezoning proposal on March 10. Council members differ on whether they’ll approve the project. But they agree the project doesn’t align with the Town’s land use goals.   They also share the concern for the long-term security of the residents, as the developer has voiced their intention to sell the property and potentially displace the residents if the project is not approved. 

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