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New Carolina research center to address 21st century questions on digital information

With $5 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Carolina will establish the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life, which will answer defining questions about the changing nature of society and politics in the digital age. ... Read More

Helping vets make the transition to business

The transition from the military to business school was a whirlwind for Michael Burris. Within less than a month’s span, he served his last day in the U.S. Navy, married the love of his life, moved from the West Coast to the East Coast, and started his studies in the full-time MBA Program at Kenan-Flagler Business […] ... Read More

Reese News Lab initiative brings audience-driven news to Chatham County

How do you know what your audience wants? You ask them. Online, at community meetings or in the middle of a farmers’ market with a clipboard in your hand — that’s where Alexis Allston stood last summer in Chatham County, as she helped Reese News Lab launch an innovative audience-driven news product serving the rural county […] ... Read More

Could drone deliveries of defibrillators save lives?

After a heart attack, every second counts. Carolina researchers and NC State experts have taken to the air to find a new way to get medical care to the victims faster. ... Read More

Serendipity by design

A key challenge in the digital age is to find ways to foster intentional connections among research scientists across different disciplines and universities. At Carolina, RENCI’s powerful and advanced information technology systems make this possible. ... Read More

Carolina People: Paul Hoecke

When Paul Hoecke thinks about the contributions the UNC Print Stop and Copy Shop makes to Carolina, he thinks about the 8,500 orders the shop handled last year. When he thinks about how all those ordered were completed, he thinks about teamwork. "There’s really no “I” here," he said. ... Read More

Harvey Award funds web app to help families find affordable housing

Low-income citizens nationwide face a challenge to find affordable housing that fits their needs in safe neighborhoods. This is true even for those with Section 8 vouchers, the federal Housing and Urban Development program that subsidizes rent for qualified low-income tenants. William Rohe and Michael Webb from the Center for Urban and Regional Studiesplan to […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Deen Freelon

Deen Freelon is an associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism. He researches how digital media influences political opinions and how those opinions are expressed online. He also creates tools for computational analysis, a new area in communication and journalism research.   ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Kurt Ribisl

Kurt M. Ribisl is a professor and chair of the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. He also co-leads the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ribisl’s primary research interest is reducing tobacco use by youth and adults with a particular focus on regulating the sales and marketing of tobacco products at the point of sale and on the internet. ... Read More

Professor Angela Kashuba selected as new pharmacy dean

Angela Kashuba, a world-renowned researcher, skilled administrator and dedicated University faculty member, has been selected as the next dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. ... Read More