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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.
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The impact of COVID-19 on adolescents’ mental health

Andrea Hussong, professor and associate director of clinical psychology in the department of psychology and neuroscience, has been studying the impact of COVID-19 on adolescents’ mental health. We spoke with Hussong on her research for University Research Week.


Frank Leibfarth

Frank Leibfarth to speak at Winter Commencement

The Carolina chemist is known for his innovative research in developing synthetic polymers, commonly known as plastics, as well as teaching and mentoring.


On left: book cover of Berger book; on right photo of Michele Berger

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “Black Women’s Health: Paths to Wellness for Mothers and Daughters” by Michele Tracy Berger.


A family- two little boys and parents- standing in front of a lake

Dissertations And Diapers

Meet Bryn Barker and DJ Passey—married Ph.D. students in the Department of Mathematics who are parents to twin boys.


The inside of an ultraloop device- neon blue lights and black

Tar Heels meet a pandemic need in UV device

Created and developed by Carolina students to fulfill a need during the pandemic, Ultraloop devices use high-frequency ultraviolet light to kill bacteria on small, everyday objects. The machines were recently rolled out on Carolina’s campus.


Ashley Medina playing flute in front of the bell tower

A Call to Serve

A flautist in the UNC Marching Band and member of the Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band Sorority, Ashley Medina plans to major in medical anthropology and wants to become a pediatric surgeon. She also aspires to follow in her father’s footsteps and serve the country as a member of the armed forces.


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Honoring Gwendolyn Harrison Smith

The first African American woman to enroll at UNC-Chapel Hill is being honored with a named scholarship fund, thanks to a $100,000 gift from Grubb Properties.