Alive: The Life Cycle of a Painting

August 15, 2017

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what is a nearly 500-year-old painting worth? “Portrait of a Young Lady” sat in storage at the Ackland Art Museum since its arrival there in 1968 — until UNC art history professor Christoph Brachmann pulled it from the vaults last year. He immediately sensed the possible importance of this piece, thought to be created in 1522 by Barthel Bruyn, a German Renaissance painter.

Researchers ramp up new UNC Autism Research Center

August 11, 2017

The new UNC Autism Research Center will accelerate the creation of more effective, personalized treatments and interventions for the millions of people with autism spectrum disorder across.

A Wonder Connection

August 11, 2017

Marcus Reis, first-year Ph.D. student in the Leibfarth Group in the department of chemistry, helped a young maker in creating a new hands-on project for children in the hospital.

Sherry Salyer: A shaper of young minds

August 10, 2017

Twenty-five years ago, Sherry Salyer left her job as a middle school health and physical education teacher to come to Carolina. Her students and colleagues in the Carolina’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science are glad she did.

Morgan Vickers: Mapping Historic Cities

August 10, 2017

Rising senior Morgan Vickers is an undergraduate research assistant for the Community Histories Workshop in the Digital Innovations Lab whose research focuses on mapping historic cities now underwater, with attention to factors like racial dynamics, changing town infrastructure, and occupations.

Service through technology

August 4, 2017

Zareen Farooqui is a junior studying business administration and computer science at UNC-Chapel Hill. This summer, she’s using the knowledge she gained in her classes to revamp United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Teaming for Technology Program.

Impact through Upward Bound

August 4, 2017

Griffin Smith has spent a lot of time teaching and mentoring with the Upward Bound Program at Central Carolina Community College, which prepares recent graduates for college.