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Summer Research in the College


Each summer at Carolina, Tar Heels use funding from the Office for Undergraduate Research to complete Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships. UNC senior and biology major Alexander Smith used his research funding to study the impact of periodical cicadas on local food web dynamics.


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Summer Research in the College

Each summer at Carolina, Tar Heels use funding from the Office for Undergraduate Research to complete Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships. UNC senior and biology major Alexander Smith used his research funding to study the impact of periodical cicadas on local food web dynamics.


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The Oak branch team of teachers and students stands in a row smiling at the camera.

Pilot program brings West Africa to local classrooms

The University-wide project sent elementary school teachers to Senegal and Ghana to create digital lesson plans.

Alexander Smith looks at his phone as he inputs data for his research project. He is outside on UNC's campus, surrounded by green trees and bushes.

UNC senior researches cicadas’ impact on food web dynamics

Alexander Smith used his Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to explore how the bugs’ cyclical emergence changed some animals’ feeding habits around the Triangle.

Anna Scott

Meet Anna Scott, assistant director of University Bands

The department of music welcomes Anna Scott as the new assistant director of University Bands. Scott recently earned her doctor of musical arts in wind band conducting from Arizona State University and began her tenure in this new role on July 1.

Closeup of teens looking at social media on their mobile phones.

New study examines social media’s impact on college students’ mental health

A new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill looks at a possible contributing factor to the worsening trends in mental health: social media.

The Old Well, with South Building in the background and a tree branch in bloom in the foreground.

Six students take the Bridge Beyond Carolina to a summer internship

The graduate students represent five academic departments in the College and will be working with local and national host organizations.

Students walk across campus with pretty pink flowers in the foreground.

Parr Center for Ethics awarded the “Educating Character Initiative” Capacity-Building Grant

Funds will support a yearlong project to expand and study undergraduate ethics education.

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In the Media

On Air Today: Joel Fodrie of UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences on “Shark Week”

Joel Fodrie of UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences details what species of sharks are most common along North Carolina’s coast and why sharks are a tough species to keep track of. He also shares how climate change’s effects could be impacting the more local shark populations.

 

Read the article at WCHL


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Events

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s “The Prom”

Join PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory for their production of “The Prom” July 17-28. This heartwarming and hilarious musical celebrates love, acceptance and standing up for what’s right. The story follows Emma, a high school student who faces opposition from her school’s PTA for wanting to take her girlfriend to the prom. SYC is the culmination of a six-week intensive practicum for high school students both on stage and behind the scenes. Click on the links for details and ticket info.

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By the Numbers

18,000+
undergraduate students
2,300+
graduate students
979
faculty members
43
academic departments and curricula,
115 undergraduate programs of study
12
graduate programs ranked in the top 30
by U.S. News & World Report
80%
of all Carolina students graduate with at least one major in the College
$126.2M
in research funding
85%
of all undergraduate hours at Carolina are taught by College faculty