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UNC Students Visit Capitol Hill, 3rd Annual ACC Advocacy Day

2015 ACC Advocacy DayThree UNC students visited Washington, D.C. this month, to meet with legislators and participate in the third annual Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Advocacy Day. The annual event provides a unique opportunity for students who share an interest in advocacy for higher education to engage with the various aspects of government at the federal level. Read More...

Chancellor Folt Discusses UNC’s Impact on N.C. Economy

In a video interview with Higher Education Works, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt discusses the statewide economic impact of the flagship campus and points to very specific benefits for both cancer patients and job creation. Related: Explore UNC-CH Start-ups here.

Analysis Finds UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care Contribute More than $7 Billion to N.C. Economy

economic-value-of-unc-homepage-graphicA new study analyzing the economic impact of UNC System institutions reveals the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care Medical Center together added $7.1 billion to North Carolina’s economy in fiscal year 2013 – an amount representing nearly 100,000 jobs in the state. The analysis is part of a larger study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) on the impact of all institutions of higher education in North Carolina. Its findings, which include the impact of UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care Medical Center, were released today (Feb. 18). Video:  Watch the Economic Impact Analysis Presentation Related:  Interview with Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Don Hobart Read More...

N.C. Clean Tech Summit set for Feb. 19-20

NC Clean Tech SummitUNC-Chapel Hill will host its second annual N.C. Clean Tech Summit Feb. 19-20, featuring a panel discussion with industry leaders – CEOs Lynn Good of Duke Energy, and Thomas Fanning of Southern Company.  The Summit will highlight the latest innovations, trends and challenges and examine North Carolina’s central role in the growing clean technology industry. Hosted by UNC’s Institute for the Environment and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, the summit will focus on three themes: the military and renewable energy; smart cities and sustainable communities; and the future of electricity in the Southeast. Read More...

Gen. Martin Dempsey to Speak Feb. 6

Gen Martin DempseyGen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Feb. 6 in the Genome Sciences Building, room 100, at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public on a general admission basis. Members of the media are permitted to attend the event, but must arrive by 5:00 p.m. to have their equipment cleared by security.

Dempsey is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, serving as principal military adviser to the president, the secretary of defense and the National Security Council. During his 40 years in the U.S. Army, he has served during times of war and peace at every level, from platoon leader to combatant commander. Read More...

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