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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.
Photo of Ben Frey in his office by Megan May.

The sanctity of Cherokee

As a result of systemic oppression, there are fewer than 200 native Cherokee speakers in North Carolina. UNC scholars are teaming up to create a new translation model and grow the literary library of works available in Cherokee.


An actor performing on stage with two fake animals

Bringing magic back to PlayMakers

PlayMakers Repertory Company will perform Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth,” its first live, in-person production in almost two years.


The telescope prototype sitting outside a night sky with the stars shining

A new way to explore the night sky

A group of graduate students led by associate professor Nick Law have spent the past year designing, engineering and developing a prototype for a new telescope system that will allow researchers to explore phenomena that no one has been capable of exploring before.


Hyde Hall on campus with lights in the windows.

Meet new leaders in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Meet Amarjit Budhiraja, Chairs Leadership Program Interim Director and Viji Sathy, Academic Leadership Program Director.


Ph.D. spotlight headshots

Graduate students pioneer peer mentorship program

Graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and in the Department of Chemistry pioneered a peer-mentorship initiative, alongside The Graduate School’s professional development program, in order to better serve incoming graduate students.


UNC students dance in the sculpture garden outside Hamilton Hall at night.

Illuminating hidden Carolina voices through performance

“Voices: A Walking Tour” was a site-specific performance that took the shape of a contemplative walking tour of the Carolina campus after dark to discover hidden voices in the landscape. UNC faculty member Heather Tatreau shared her inspiration for the performance, with photos by Donn Young.


Closeup of UNC archaeologist Jennifer-Gates-Foster in a trail in the Carolina North Forest. Photo by Donn Young.

Outdoor access for all

UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologists are working with a diverse coalition to develop an accessible trail network, uncover the region’s history and spur equitable economic growth in the small western North Carolina town of Old Fort. The project is supported by the Southern Futures initiative.