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Text on left: Leading with her Heart: Shayna Hill. Former Employee Forum chair and Massey Award winner Shayna Hill has tirelessly advocated for University staff during a difficult period. Hill is manager for the department of statistics and operations research or STOR. Photo on the right: Shayna Hill on campus.
The Arrigetch Peaks. (All photos courtesy Andrew Buchanan)

Into the backcountry

This summer, Andrew Buchanan and Owen Ryerson made the arduous trek to the Arrigetch Peaks in remote Alaska to collect rock samples for an independent research project that aims to answer big questions about the mountains.


Closeup shot of Mike Wiley gesturing and talking at a podium.

Treating teachers ‘like the scholars they are’

Forty K-12 teachers from across the state recently gathered in Hillsborough for an interactive learning retreat focusing on Tar Heel history. The conference was sponsored by the Carolina K-12 program in the College of Arts & Sciences.


Ashley Morrison prepares RNA for sequencing at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center on Sept. 23, 2020. (Megan May/UNC Research)

UNC-Chapel Hill once again tops $1 billion in research awards

Research at Carolina employs over 10,000 North Carolinians in projects that touch all 100 counties. Spending on research supports over 4,000 businesses across the state.


A female dental patient lays in a chair while a dental professional discusses things with her in an exam.

FDA clears new 3D dental X-ray device based on UNC research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s clearance of the novel 3D intraoral x-ray technology based on UNC-Chapel Hill research means quicker and more detailed imaging, less radiation.


Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship to Reach More Students

The Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship has been expanded to reach more UNC students with additional funding from Ricky May. This will build on the Carolina Blue Fellowship’s momentum pre-COVID-19 and will ensure the long-term success of the program. 


Bryce Jones

Meet a new Tar Heel: Bryce Jones

Incoming first-year student Bryce Jones, a Robertson Scholar, is focused on one goal at Carolina: becoming a better person.


Justin Nolan

Meet a new Tar Heel: Justin Nolan

As a high school teacher, Justin Nolan has spent his professional career helping North Carolina students succeed. This fall, he will return to school to pursue a master’s in city and regional planning to take his passion for helping improve the lives of children to a grander scale.