Women in Science Wednesday: Noelle Romero

March 22, 2017

Noelle Romero is the program coordinator for the Chancellor’s Science Scholars and UNC-PROPS. In August 2016, she successfully defended her thesis within the Curriculum in Genetics & Molecular Biology. Her research focuses on how to prevent problems that arise from damaged DNA, such as cancer, through studying Fancm, a protein that helps repair it.

Outsmarting an outbreak

March 10, 2017

When Ebola strikes, what is the proper response? What measures should be taken to protect communities in a time of crisis? To help answer these questions, public health officials in Liberia turn to legal experts at the UNC School of Government, with assistance from research by Benjamin Mason Meier, the Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and an Associate Professor of Global Health Policy in the Department of Public Policy in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences.

Women in Science Wednesday: Gulden Othman

March 10, 2017

Gulden Othman is a third-year graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomywithin the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She currently works in the Experimental Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics group and is also on the executive board of UNC Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). Her research focuses on observing the interactions of the building blocks of matter to understand how the universe has evolved from the Big Bang to present day.

Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

March 10, 2017

Geoffrey Bell wanted a way for students in his fall 2016 Restoration Ecology class to link concepts in ecosystem restoration with the practical application of research techniques they were learning. Sally Hoyt wanted to find new ways to engage students … Continued

UNC Hosts Tania Lima from King’s College London

March 1, 2017

Tania Lima, director of global engagement for King’s Worldwide at King’s College London, visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on February 23 for an overview of partnership activities between UNC and King’s. Lima joined King’s Worldwide in … Continued

An exercise in enlightenment

March 1, 2017

As part of Asia Week 2017, the Carolina Asia Center at UNC-Chapel Hill hosted a special guest whose work offered a window into Tibetan culture. Geshe Palden Sangpo, a monk who practices Tibetan Buddhism, spent nearly four days at the FedEx Global Education Center creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form.

Carolina student earns Luce Scholars Program Fellowship

February 27, 2017

Martha Isaacs, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a recipient of the 2017 Luce Scholars Program Fellowship. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United … Continued

Women in Science Wednesday: Phylicia Currence

February 15, 2017

Senior Phylicia Currence is a McNair Scholar within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences majoring in psychology and sociology, with a minor in Africa, African American, and diaspora studies. Her research focuses on the importance of family support for minority students who attend predominantly white institution