Carolina #1 best value for 10th consecutive time

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranks Carolina the best value in American public higher education for a “remarkable” 10th time in a row. Kiplinger’s editors say their top 100 public campuses deliver “a stellar education at an affordable price.”

For Carolina nurse, big ideas bring big results

Debra Barksdale was the first in her family to earn a four-year degree. She became a nurse and earned a Ph.D. Now, as associate professor of nursing, she juggles teaching, research and mentoring. She was the only nurse chosen to help guide a national institute on patient research.

Startup pursues next-generation lab instruments, diagnostics

Carolina Launch Pad, the technology business accelerator at the Renaissance Computing Institute, has added Rheomics Inc. Based on faculty research, Rheomics’ technologies pull on blood clots, cells or small particles – the size of a bacterium or smaller – with precise forces.

Roush named N.C. Professor of the Year

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education named Chris Roush the North Carolina Professor of the Year for his commitment to teaching undergraduates in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Jessica Breland comes back to play ball, start kids fund

For Jessica Breland, rebounding takes on a whole new meaning now. She is bouncing back from battling cancer. The star forward for the Tar Heels women’s basketball team is on the court after sitting out a year to fight Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Click here for video.

Morrison wins EPA contest for saving energy

The Environmental Protection Agency declared Morrison Residence Hall the winner of its first National Building Competition, which challenged teams from 14 buildings from coast to coast to measure their energy use and work off the waste.

Carolina faces new state budget cuts

Carolina is doing its part to help North Carolina address an estimated $3.7 billion revenue gap for 2011-12. Chancellor Holden Thorp has announced a new 5 percent permanent reduction in programs, operations and staffing effective July 1.
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