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UNC, Duke awarded grant to establish joint Alzheimer’s disease research center

The University of North Carolina and Duke University have been awarded funds from the National Institutes of Health to establish a prestigious Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, part of a federally-funded national network of similar centers. NIH funding for the joint Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is expected to total $14.8 million. (UNC.edu)

Before the Pack and Heels face off in football, they’re battling in the ‘Pantry Bowl’

It’s rivalry week for UNC and N.C. State on the football field, but the competition is heating up before Friday night’s kickoff, too. The two schools are vying to raise the most money in the “Pantry Bowl” to reduce food insecurity on two campuses. The money will go directly to the student-run campus food pantries, Carolina Cupboard and Feed the Pack. (Durham Herald-Sun)

‘We Expected Justice’: 51 Years After James Cates’ Murder, Trauma Remains

Sunday marked 51 years since the tragic murder of James Cates, a Black man who was stabbed at just 22 years old in the middle of the University of North Carolina’s campus. Last week, community organizers and members of the Cates family reflected on his life and the lessons learned from the institutional failures that led to his death. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Football Wins, UNC Basketball's Rough Weekend, Rhodes Scholar Justin Hadad

UNC football beat Wofford and now looks ahead to NC State (4:46). Basketball went 0-2 in Uncasville, but the two losses felt different (15:07). UNC grad Justin Hadad was named UNC's 53rd Rhodes Scholar and discusses his history with UNC athletes (30:08). Plus, radio show information (1:08:52) and more. (Listen To Podcast)

Alumnus Justin Hadad named Carolina’s 53rd Rhodes Scholar

University of North Carolina alumnus Justin Hadad has received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which funds study at the University of Oxford in England. Hadad ’21 majored in economics and applied physics and minored in Latin. At UNC, he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an Honors Carolina laureate, and entrepreneur. (UNC.edu)

Downtown Chapel Hill innovation district accelerates on the heels of new partnerships, plans

UNC and Chapel Hill leaders announce a university partnership with startup co-working pioneer BioLabs, downtown beautification initiatives, next steps for an innovation hub space, and plans for a downtown innovation district. The announced actions are next phases in the university-town partnership and joint Carolina Economic Development Strategy. (UNC.edu)

SAS and Carolina partner to accelerate antiviral drug development

SAS, a leader in analytics and software services, and the University of North Carolina are teaming up to transform the drug development process to prevent infectious disease threats from turning into a pandemic like COVID-19. The partnership is focused on the work of the University’s Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Development Initiative (READDI). (UNC.edu)

UNC alum Mick Mixon set to retire as Carolina Panthers' play-by-play announcer after season

thought he’d play baseball. And in his mid-20s, he was the play-by-play voice of the Maine Guides until the team’s owner lost the team in a court decision. So, he came back for what he thought would be one year doing games at his alma mater, UNC, with the legendary . One year, though, melted into 16 before Mick got a call. (FOX 8 WGHP)

Proposed Porthole Alley Redevelopment Plans Preserve Carolina Coffee Shop

UNC held public information sessions about the Porthole Alley redevelopment project earlier this week. Porthole Alley is located where the North Carolina Campus meets Downtown Chapel Hill. It encompasses 128 East Franklin Street through 144 East Franklin Street and includes businesses like Johnny T-shirt, Cosmic Cantina and Carolina Coffee Shop. (Chapelboro.com)

Campaign for Carolina serves veterans

UNC is serving those who served our nation through a number of programs supported by gifts to the Campaign for Carolina. Many of these gifts count toward the Red, White, and Carolina Blue Challenge, established by a $20 million commitment, with a challenge to raise an additional $20 million in need-based scholarships for students with military affiliations. (UNC.edu)
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