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Forbe’s 30 under 30: Consumer Tech

UNC 2010 computer science alumni Calvin Young was featured recently by Forbes magazine in the 30 Under 30 2015 in Consumer Tech who are turning your smartphone into life’s remote control.

Take Five with Barbara Entwisle

Carolina faculty brought in $792.7 million in research contracts and grants in fiscal 2014. Leading those efforts since March 2011 has been Vice Chancellor for Research Barbara Entwisle, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

What’s hiding in our coastal waters?

Marine science researchers at UNC have found that estuaries generate natural defenses against the effects of global warming—until a hurricane hits.

PlayMakers continues PRC2 season with ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premiere of “Wrestling Jerusalem,” written and performed by Aaron Davidman, Jan. 7-11.

Pérez speaks on opening of diplomatic relations between U.S. and Cuba

Louis Pérez Jr., J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, is a leading scholar on Cuba and U.S.-Cuban relations. Pérez is contributing extensively to the global discussion on the re-opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

Former Tar Heel basketball MVP, entrepreneur and cancer survivor lives up to his ‘Warrior’ nickname

Former Tar Heel basketball player Ademola Okulaja was called “The Warrior” because of his tough spirit. But his nickname took on a larger meaning in 2008, when doctors discovered a cancerous tumor in his spine.

Compact development reduces regional air pollution, may harm local health

An analysis by a team of UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State environmental and planning researchers concludes that densely populated regions with compact urban development that discourages commuting by car — widely touted as a way to increase public exercise and reduce harmful automobile emissions — may only slightly lower average regional particulate matter (PM) concentrations in the air.