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Text on left: Researchers Identify How Bacteria Makes Copper into an Antibiotic: UNC-Chapel Hill chemist Bo Li and colleagues at UNC Davis have discovered the microbial process that turns a metal into an antibiotic. The finding could help drive the discovery of new treatments. On the right: Photo of chemist Bo Li.
Headshot of Rissi Palmer smiling

Lessons in songwriting and perseverance

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer visited Professor Jocelyn Neal’s songwriting class in early October, opening up about her journey in the industry and the lessons she’s learned along the way.


Carolina Tar Heels use high-tech mouthguards in player safety research

Use of the NFL’s mouthguard sensor at collegiate level will broaden, inform head injury reduction efforts for elite athletes.


Portrait of Bo Li outside on campus

Researchers identify how bacteria makes copper into an antibiotic

Chemists at UNC-Chapel Hill and UC Davis discover the microbial process that turns a metal into an antibiotic.


Kimathi Muiruri

UNC-Chapel Hill announces third Rhodes Scholar winner Kimathi Muiruri

Kimathi Muiruri, a 2021 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which funds study at the University of Oxford.


Headshot of Justin Hadad

Alumnus named Carolina’s 53rd Rhodes Scholar

Justin Hadad ’21 majored in economics and applied physics and minored in Latin. At Carolina, he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an Honors Carolina laureate and an entrepreneur.


A drawing that depicts Paris in the year 1828

Setting the Art World Ablaze

Upon discovering a series of political cartoons mocking artists in 18th– and 19th-century France, art historian Kathryn Desplanque couldn’t stop searching for them. Now, she has amassed more than 500 and is using them to redefine how we think about art in modern-day society.


FedEx Global education building entrance at UNC-Chapel Hill campus

UNC-Chapel Hill receives platinum award for global learning, research and engagement

Carolina received the 2021 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research and Engagement from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in recognition of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize its campus.


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