Willis’ research focuses on port planning for climate change

June 26, 2017

Rachel Willis is a professor of American studies, global studies, and economics. Her research focuses on how sea-level rise, drought and increased storm severity threaten port communities, influence migration, alter global food sheds and impact future access to work through complex water connections related to infrastructure for global freight transportation.

UNC professor receives national honor for ACL research, prevention

June 21, 2017

Darin A. Padua, professor and chair of the department of exercise and sport science in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences and co-director of the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, was honored with the Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research. This is the highest form of recognition for research in this field.

Disruptive Driving

June 20, 2017

Over 30,000 Americans die in car accidents every year — 94 percent of those fatalities are caused by human error. Around the world, approximately 1.2 million people lose their lives in car crashes each year. While organizations like the National … Continued

Allbritton named 2017 UNC-Chapel Hill Inventor of the Year

June 16, 2017

Nancy Allbritton, a Kenan distinguished professor and chair of the joint department of biomedical engineering in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences and North Carolina State University, has been honored as the 2017 Inventor of the Year at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Unlocking the door on the power of popularity

June 13, 2017

UNC psychologist Mitch Prinstein has been interested in the subject of popularity for decades. His latest book, “Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World” (Viking, June 2017), examines why popularity plays such a key role in our social development, our eventual happiness and even our longevity.

Tree-ring records reveal storm track changes over hundreds of years

June 8, 2017

In a new study published in Science Advances, Erika Wise, associate professor of geography in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Matthew Dannenberg used climate information recorded by Ponderosa pine trees in the U.S. Pacific Northwest to reconstruct storm track position and intensity over the past three centuries.

Tar Heel Zena Cardman accepted into NASA’s 2017 astronaut class

June 7, 2017

Zena Cardman is setting her sights on the ultimate frontier — space. Over 18,000 people applied to be in NASA’s newest class of astronauts, and Cardman found out on May 25 that she was among the top 12 accepted. She reports to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in August to begin her training.