Top Stories of 2017

The 10 Most-Read Features of the Year

Take a look back at the 10 most-read UNC system feature stories of 2016. Science, technology, instruction, and service to the state and the world were the highlights of the year.

 

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UNC-CHAPEL HILL STUDENT CREATES PATENT-PENDING 3-D PRINTING PROCESS FOR ORTHODONTICS

UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry student Christina Bonebreak Jackson, alongside her mentor Dr. Ching-Chang Ko, are working to revolutionize the production of orthodontic brackets. Their 3-D metal printing process not only increases bracket accuracy, but decreases production time and potential cost to the patient. Once approved, they are looking to start their own company. Read more…

 

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JOINT BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM COMBINES STRENGTHS OF NC STATE, UNC-CHAPEL HILL PROGRAMS

The partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill’s medical program and North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering is breaking new ground in higher education. The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering provides students such as Mike Lebhar more opportunities to explore the field through both campuses and be able to use their education and experience to make a difference in the community. Read more…

 

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MY FUTURE NC TO DEVELOP STATEWIDE ATTAINMENT GOAL AND EDUCATION PLAN

The leaders of the North Carolina public education systems have partnered to create My Future NC, a new statewide commission on educational attainment. My Future NC will bring together top North Carolina thought leaders and ex officio representatives to discuss state education and training needs, identify obstacles to meeting those needs, and generate policy recommendations. Their goal is to create a multi-year education plan from early childhood through postsecondary education and a broad-based agenda for a stronger and more competitive North Carolina. Read more…

 

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A LOOK AT THE SPELLINGS COMMISSION REPORT THEN AND NOW

After a decade since the “A Test of Leadership” report, or the Spellings Commission Report, University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings delivered a keynote address reflecting on the role that the Commission has played, both acknowledging its impact and calling for more work still to be done. The panel at the Higher Expectations, Higher Education event brought together several voices to discuss the progress since the Spellings Commission Report and to look ahead to what is next in higher education. Read more…

 

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MCLAUGHLIN-SMITH TEACHES UNCW FACULTY AND STUDENTS THAT DIVERSITY IS MORE THAN RACE

Diversity is a broad spectrum full of intersections and subtlties that cannot always be seen. This is what Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist for UNC Wilmington, hopes to impart in her diversity discussions with students, faculty, and staff. McLaughlin-Smith’s discussions have had a lasting impact as she strives to facilitate an open space for new ideas and information about diversity that challenge everyone to look beyond race alone. Read more…

 

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UNC RESEARCHER PARTNERS WITH NC STATE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDENTS TO CREATE INNOVATIVE NEW BASSINET

During doctoral work in England, UNC-Chapel Hill researcher Kristin Tully saw the need in the United States for a redesigned hospital bassinet that improves the mother-newborn experience. In order to achieve this, Tully assembled a team of investigators from across UNC-Chapel Hill departments and partnered with North Carolina State University’s Industrial Design program to conduct research and build prototypes of the “Couplet Care Bassinet™” that will change how mothers are able to interact with their newborns. Read more…

 

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2017 UNC VETERANS SUMMIT CAPTURES STUDENT EXPERIENCES ON CAMPUSES, PLEDGES TO CLOSE THE INFORMATION GAP

In honor of Veterans Day student veterans, administrators, industry leaders, and NC lawmakers came together for the University of North Carolina System’s first Veterans Summit. Each shared their own experiences and offered areas where support is vital, from veteran and military-affiliated student recruitment to more effective preparation for transition into today’s work place. Read more…

 

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NC STATE DOCTORAL STUDENT’S NEW SPIROMETER COULD IMPROVE LIVES OF ASTHMA PATIENTS

For patients with respiratory ailments, such as asthma, peak flow meters are not always accurate, and spirometers are not always affordable. In response to this, North Carolina State University doctoral student James Dieffenderfer has created the VitalFlo, a portable and inexpensive spirometer which records breathing measurements and sends them to an app on the smartphone. Having this information more readily and widely available could help physicians better care for their patients and help patients manage their asthma. Read more…

 

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NEW ONLINE SYSTEM IS ONE-STOP SHOP TO DETERMINE RESIDENCY FOR NC COLLEGE STUDENTS

For many college students, in-state residency means the benefit of lower tuition as well as eligibility for state financial aid. The North Carolina Residency Determination Service, or NC RDS, is a new online system developed to provide a centralized process for determining residency status through a user-friendly interface. NC RDS was developed in response to legislation by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2013 calling for a single coordinated and centralized process to determine residency for tuition and state financial aid purposes. Read more…

 

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UNC-CHAPEL HILL, UNC CHARLOTTE PROVIDE INTENSIVE PROGRAMMING TRAINING THROUGH BOOT CAMPS

With nearly 9,000 software development-related jobs posted in North Carolina since June 2016, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Charlotte are working to meet the need of filling those jobs by entering a strategic partnership with Trilogy Education Services, a company that operates “programming boot camps” at more than 20 universities across the country. The boot camps focus on workforce relevance and are designed for students looking to gain the skillset necessary to enter the field and accelerate their career. Read more…

 

Compiled by Lou Owoc.

 

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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