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UNC folklorist Glenn Hinson and students provided research that informed the re-enactment this summer of a 1921 Warren County court trial where 16 Black men were unfairly accused after being threatened by a white mob. Photo on the right: Tywayne Ball portrays Jerome Hunter in a re-enactment of a 1921 Warren County trial
Martin Groff

Summer Research Fellow Spotlight: Martin Groff

Martin Groff is the 2021 Dr. Nancy C. Joyner Summer Research Fellowship recipient, which allows him to conduct research on 19th-century American authors and their conceptualization of democracy.


Alexis Campbell

Meet an Intern: Alexis Campbell at Merck

The rising senior studying biochemistry has an internship at pharmaceutical giant Merck in New Jersey.


Jenna Hynes stands in front of a brick wall.

Meet an intern: Jenna Hynes at the Piedmont Conservation Council

Jenna Hynes is interning with the Piedmont Conservation Council in Siler City, North Carolina, conducting fieldwork and partnering with community members to preserve the city’s water sources.


In "Seeking Justice" Tywayne Ball portrays Jerome Hunter in a re-enactment of a 1921 Warren County trial. (photo by Octavio Jones)

Seeking Justice

UNC folklorist Glenn Hinson and students provided research that informed the re-enactment this summer of a 1921 Warren County court trial where 16 Black men were unfairly accused after being threatened by a white mob.


A female student in a lab coat works with a device that has a scren on it in a lab setting.

Improving the lab-to-market pipeline at UNC

Regional participation in the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) helps bring jobs to the area and strengthens the research-to-market pipeline.


Photo by Flavio Uribe-Rheinbolt '20 at St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Photo shows closeup of UNC cap in front of the cathedral.

Russian Flagship Program caps off successful first year

The Russian Flagship Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently completed a successful first year.


Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz and Roger Goodell discuss the sensors placed in a football helmet that are used in the Helmet Impact Telemetry (HIT) Study. Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), was the Blyth Lecturer for the Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS) Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the lecture being held inside Alumni Hall at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Goodell was invited by Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, EXSS Department Chair, Kenan Distinguished Porfessor and Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center (Gfeller Center). Guskiewicz's research on concussions has reshaped the way the NFL, military and many other sports are approaching injuries to the head, neck and spine. Goodell and Guskiewicz, also a member of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee, made the rounds at the EXSS department including a presentation about the Gfeller Center research and an introduction Q&A about the the Sports Management program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Goodell also took a few minutes to meet two Carolina football athletes and head football coach Larry Fedora. (photos © Kevin Seifert for EXSS)

Running Interference

Decades before he became UNC’s chancellor, neuroscientist Kevin Guskiewicz strived to create the playbook for preventing and treating concussions — and changed the game forever.


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