Media Center


The UNC Media Center provides central access to all published feature stories, system news, and press releases. Our archive holds a great deal of information about the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Feature Stories

We’re proud of the work of our 17 campuses and affiliate institutions in providing the best possible instruction, research, and outreach to benefit the state and beyond. Take a look at some of the stories highlighting system accomplishments, initiatives, and people.

Across the System News

Read news from across the UNC system that reflects institutional priorities.

Press Releases

View our most recent announcements and access the press release archives.


Call or email the Communications staff to submit a media inquiry or interview request or ask us about a story published on our website.

Top Stories

Dr. Zach Farris in a heavily logged rainforest site that borders a protected park in Madagascar. Farris surveys those areas to better understand how native carnivores interact with domestic and feral dogs and cats. Photo by Patricia Seaton Photography

Conservation and Crises in Madagascar

Appalachian State University

Drs. Zach and Alisha Farris address conservation and health crises in Madagascar

Dr. Zach Farris was a country boy pursuing a degree in biology at the University of Central Arkansas when he picked up an encyclopedia of mammals and opened... more


Cradles of love

North Carolina State University

UNC researcher partners with NC State industrial design students to create innovative new bassinet

With the growing trend of keeping newborns in their mother’s hospital room post-delivery, hospitals must ensure that mothers are able to... more

Latest News

Two N.C. A&T Students Selected for White House HBCU All-Stars Program

Two N.C. A&T Students Selected for White House HBCU All-Stars Program

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students, Keonia Rodgers and Brandon Long have been selected for the 2017 class of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’’ (HBCU) All-Stars.


My Future NC to develop statewide attainment goal and education plan

NC one of only a few states without a strategic plan from pre-K through postsecondary education 


Psychiatrist Vivek Anand, right, and research coordinator Janet Benjamin, left, are conducting a study analyzing the brain’s response to smoking imagery. Madison Neves is pictured wearing an EEG cap. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)

Why People Smoke: Studies explore smoking behaviors

Two years ago, East Carolina University psychiatrist Vivek Anand documented adolescent use of and opinions on electronic cigarettes. Now, he’s pinpointing the mechanisms behind smoking behavior.


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