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The Time Tracker: The pace of life varies often. Sometimes it drags, other times it races. But if time always moves at the same rate, why does it feel different? That’s a question UNC philosopher Carla Merino-Rajme strives to answer. Photo on the right: Students rushing to class near the Pit, near UNC Student Stores. Photo by Jon Gardiner.

Research UNCovered: Nihar Vaidya

Nihar Vaidya is a Chancellor’s Science Scholar who uses computational neural networks to analyze brain patterns found in MRI data sets to predict when patients may encounter seizures caused by epilepsy.


The Old Well in July 2021 surrounded by purple and yellow flowers. (photo by Donn Young)

Terry Rhodes, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, will retire in June 2022

Terry Rhodes, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, has decided to retire at the end of the academic year after a remarkable 34-year career at Carolina. Her term will end June 2022.


The UNC Asian American Center celebrates the opening of its physical location with a ribbon-cutting event and look inside the center. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

New Asian American Center opens

The center, led by Heidi Kim of the department of English and comparative literature, gives students, faculty and staff of Asian descent a place to call their own.


Roy Williams on the basketball court during a game.. Carolina head coach, Roy Williams during a Notre Dame vs North Carolina men's basketball game at the Dean E. Smith Center on January 15, 2019. (Photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Coach Roy Williams to keynote Class of 2020 Commencement ceremony

Roy Williams, a two-time Carolina graduate who led the men’s basketball team to three NCAA championships during his 18 years as head coach here, will be the keynote speaker at the Class of 2020’s long-awaited Commencement.


Lamar Richards stands at a podium.

Student Body President Lamar Richards named 2021 Presidential Fellow

Lamar Richards, a UNC-Chapel Hill junior and student body president, has been selected as a 2021 Presidential Fellow. Richards is pursuing a public policy major in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences and a human organizational leadership and development major in the UNC School of Education.


This summer, wildfires in the Western United States raged for months, and several European countries experienced unprecedented flooding. In total, these natural disasters have caused billions of dollars in damage and the deaths of hundreds. (Adobe stock images)

Fires and floods sweep the globe

In the aftermath of extreme weather events, considering the long-term well-being of affected people and places is critical, says sociologist Elizabeth Frankenberg, director of the Carolina Population Center.


Navin Bapat holds a copy of his book, "Monsters to Destroy." (photo by Kristen Chavez)

Insight into Afghanistan

In its 20 years in Afghanistan, the United States scored some victories in the war on terror, but terrorism expert Navin Bapat fears that the current U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover marks the end of tenuous social and educational reforms, especially for Afghan women.