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With the debut of the College of Arts and Sciences’ new website, we also debut our new tag line: Synergy Unleashed. At Carolina, teaching, learning and research are transformative processes by which we invent a better future. There is synergy in pairing diverse and sometimes unexpected disciplines.
UNC scientists have created a new research tool, based on the fruit fly, to help crack the histone code. This research tool can be used to better understand the function of histone proteins, which play critical roles in the regulation of gene expression in animals and plants.
A new report issued this week by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security shows that terrorist plots involving Muslim-Americans accounted for only a small fraction of the threats to public safety in the United States. The center publishes its report annually to offer systematic evidence on the pressing issues of terrorism and homeland security. Data from past reports … Continued
The core members of global performance troupe La Pocha Nostra will come together on the Carolina campus for a one-week intensive residency to produce a new work-in-progress.They will debut the piece Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. in Swain Hall. The performance, presented by the department of communication studies in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, is free to the public. … Continued
The moment of birth marks the beginning of a beautiful, lifelong relationship between a baby and the billions of microbes that will soon colonize his or her gastrointestinal tract. In a study published today in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, researchers from UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and the UNC School of Medicine found that a baby’s diet … Continued
PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Henrik Ibsen’s dramatic masterpiece “An Enemy of the People,” in a searing adaptation by Arthur Miller, Feb. 25 through March 15. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Master drummer and composer Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band will headline the 38th annual Carolina Jazz Festival Feb. 18-21 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Many events are free at the 38th annual event — which features concerts, workshops, open rehearsals, a Latin jazz night and more.
Pancreatic cancer cells are notorious for being protected by a fortress of tissue, making it difficult to deliver drugs to either shrink the tumor or stop its growth. Now researchers at UNC have developed a device that could change all that.