News and Features
Four students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2019 Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship to pursue unique and self-initiated summer internships built around international sports entrepreneurship.
Physics and Astronomy professor Laura Mersini-Houghton has seen six of her predictions about the origins of the universe verified in the last decade — a feat that’s grabbed everyone’s attention, from documentary filmmakers to the late Stephen Hawking.
Scott Emmons, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, a research-focused award that provides funding to outstanding American students for a year of master’s degree study in science, mathematics and engineering at Churchill College, based at the University of Cambridge in England.
PlayMakers Repertory presents the rolling world premiere of “Jump” by emerging playwright Charly Evon Simpson. This quietly beautiful tale of loss, hope and the ties that bind families and strangers alike will run from January 23 to February 10, 2019.
Last fall, each student in Marc Cohen’s English 105 class spent four hours shadowing a medical professional in the UNC Emergency Department, immersed in the organized chaos of emergency medicine. Students then reflected on their experience by writing about it.
The first direct evidence of crystallized white dwarf stars has been discovered by an international team of researchers that includes two former astronomers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The increasing concern over misinformation and “fake news” in the marketplace of ideas has stimulated research efforts on automatic fact-checking via machine learning and natural language processing methods. A UNC-Chapel Hill computer science team recently took first place in the first international Fact Extraction and Verification Challenge in Belgium.