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Text on left: Racing Toward Innovation: Convergent science is characterized by cross-disciplinary teams tackling big problems. Learn more in an interview with incoming provost Chris Clemens, professor of physics and astronomy and the director of the Institute for Convergent Science. Graphic on the right: Drawing of scientists in lab coats holding a test tube with a larger test tube in a circle off to the right.

UNC-Chapel Hill scientists, researchers named 2021 AAAS fellows

Faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Medicine and Eshelman School of Pharmacy have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Biologist Amy Gladfelter is one of the new fellows.


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Two faculty awarded NEH grants

Awards will fund a digital monograph on the poet Langston Hughes and development of a critical game studies curriculum.


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Tar Heels serve as mentors, music teachers in Musical Empowerment

Led by Carolina students, Musical Empowerment provides one-on-one music lessons for nearly 130 underserved children in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community.


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The physician’s garden

The Gardening and Ethnobotany in Academia Project is a student organization that maintains the Sam W. Hitt Medicinal Garden on campus and encourages students and faculty to explore the relationship between plants and people — medicinally, economically and culturally at a local and global scale.


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Racing Toward Innovation

Convergent science is characterized by cross-disciplinary research teams created to tackle big problems and speed the application of new breakthroughs to commercialization. At UNC, the Institute for Convergent Science is at the forefront of this pioneering framework.


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Achieve life goals with these 5 tips

Tackle big changes by checking off small goals daily, says a Carolina expert on motivation and behaviors.


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Dying Young in the USA: New report shows lower life expectancy for young Americans

 A new PRB report shows lower life expectancy for young Americans; researchers say “aggressive action” is needed to increase survival rates for infants, children, young adults. UNC sociologist Robert Hummer co-led the research team.


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