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Technology

Making scientists

Thanks to an industry partnership with East- man and the Eastman Foundation, the BeAM makerspace program provides 3-D printer filament to students, faculty and staff free of charge— encouraging a culture of creativity at Carolina. ... Read More

Project ENABLE to train next generation of health data experts

Gov. Roy Cooper praises the new Project ENABLE partnership, a three-year, $1.6 million grant from United Health Foundation that will create the Extensible Network-Accessible Biomedical and Health Informatics Lifelong Learning Environment. ... Read More

Research office announces 7 Creativity Hubs semi-finalists

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has chosen seven research teams to develop comprehensive proposals as part of the first round of the Creativity Hubs initiative, launched in October in support of the University’s Blueprint for Next strategic framework. Creativity Hubs are evolving virtual research networks that concentrate talent and resources on bold […] ... Read More

Convergent science gains momentum

Rich Superfine, chair of the department of applied physical sciences, explains this next-generation approach to science and the new institute that will be home to it at Carolina. ... Read More

Carolina research exceeds $1 billion annually for first time

Fueled by over $1 billion in annual research activity, Carolina ranks as one of the world’s top research universities. ... Read More

Meeting robots, rewarding bravery

In a fast-paced presentation to the University Board of Trustees on Nov. 16, Steven King described how the UNC School of Media and Journalism is using technology, in partnership with the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets, to create a new generation of journalists. ... Read More

QEP courses transform student experience

Carolina currently offers 30 undergraduate courses developed with funding and support through the Quality Enhancement Program, a five-year initiative to enhance the undergraduate learning experience through “connecting, doing and making.” ... Read More

Allbritton receives 2017 Edward Kidder Graham Award

Nancy Allbritton received the 2017 Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award at University Day. The award recognizes distinguished service to the state, the nation and the University by a faculty member. ... Read More

$10 million Faculty Excellence Challenge to fund faculty recruitment and retention

“So many of those seminal individuals were my professors here, and their impact on my life has not only been profound, but it continues even today," said John G. Ellison Jr. "I want that for every student who comes to Carolina, because they deserve it and society needs their leadership for our future.” ... Read More

Carolina creates UNC Institute for Convergent Science

The Institute for Convergent Science will allow the College of Arts & Sciences to expand the Be A Maker network beyond the BeAM space in Murray Hall. ... Read More