- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s flagship university is taking the lead in research on how American coastal communities can adapt to hazards.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday discusses its $20 million grant to lead a Center of Excellence for Coastal Resilience by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The project involves collaboration with more than a dozen universities.

The announcement brings together Democratic U.S. Rep. David Price, a homeland security agency official and university leaders from UNC-Chapel Hill and Jackson State University.

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