Well Said: Robots and minds

April 26, 2017

In this week’s “Well Said” podcast episode, UNC talks about robots and minds with Kurt Gray, an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Two UNC-Chapel Hill students earn Goldwater Scholarships

March 31, 2017

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program named University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill second-year student Scott Emmons and third-year student Sarah Miller as 2017 Goldwater Scholars. This prestigious scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for … Continued

From classroom to competition

March 29, 2017

When tasked with conceiving a new business for their Introduction to Entrepreneurship class, five Carolina students decided to tap into the annoyance that many college students face — doing laundry in their residence halls.

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 in the campus infrastructure around them.