UNC SYSTEM


4/28/2017 12:31am

UNC-system happenings for April 28, 2017

Liza Wieland, an English professor at East Carolina University, was recently awarded the prestigious Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction by the Fellowship of Southern Writers — a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating and recognizing emerging literature from the American South. 


3/26/2017 11:12pm

UNC-system happenings for March 27, 2017

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book “Hidden Figures” from which the movie of the same name is based, will be the commencement speaker for the UNC-Greensboro graduating class of 2017.


2/8/2017 8:23pm

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Ida Friday dies at 97

Ida Friday, an advocate for women’s rights, social justice, and public health and the wife of former UNC-system President Bill Friday, died on Monday.


1/23/2017 1:05am

Researchers at UNC, NC State develop artificial stem cell

A newly developed artificial cardiac stem cell might provide new opportunities for pharmaceutical engineering — thanks to a collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University in China.


11/20/2016 11:06pm

The UNC Board of Governors is nearing completion on its strategic five-year plan for the UNC-System.

BOG moves forward on plan to refocus UNC system on five major themes

Soon after UNC-system President Margaret Spellings officially took office, the Boston Consulting Group reported that many felt the system lacked a strategic focus in a study of the UNC system — including administration, faculty, staff and students. This report coincided with the early planning sessions of a new five-year strategic plan for the system. After months of meetings and community forums the UNC-system Board of Governors drafted five themes for the new plan — access, affordability and efficiency, student success, economic impact and community engagement, and excellent and diverse institutions.