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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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PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth”

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents “The Skin of Our Teeth” Thornton Wilder’s epic investigation of the cyclical nature of humanity. Directed by Vivienne Benesch, the production kicks off PlayMakers’ 21/22 season, and runs from November 10 to 28, 2021.


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Meet Carolina’s newest class

This fall’s cohort of first-year and transfer students is the largest and most diverse in University history. Here are some highlights.


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A project of her own

Most UNC-Chapel Hill PhD students oversee their own research projects for their dissertations. But Kriddie Whitmore did it in a foreign country — and with the added challenges of a language barrier, bad weather, and limited equipment.


Nichola Lowe pictured smiling in the City and Regional planning department building

Putting skill to work

Nichola Lowe spotted the gaps in the U.S. workforce long before the pandemic shined a light on them. Most recently, she’s written a book on the topic and is using lessons from the pandemic to drive her current research.


Juan Castro smiling in front of the Old Well on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus

Belonging and empowerment

Senior Juan Castro wasn’t sure that he’d find his place at Carolina. But through the Carolina Covenant, the Latinx Center and volunteer opportunities, the Tar Heel found a sense of belonging in Chapel Hill.


Morgan Clark stands outside with greenery around her.

Understanding our universe

Morgan Clark, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of physics and astronomy, studies neutrinos, a tiny particle in our universe. She will join 64 other graduate students in gaining access to world-class training and state-of-the-art facilities at the Department of Energy’s national laboratories.


Cole Mueller stands in cap and gown in front of the Old Well.

Class of 2020: Cole Mueller

Cole Mueller has seen all of Carolina’s storied traditions up close as a member of the Order of the Bell Tower. But when the pandemic cut his time, he missed out on experiencing some of those biggest milestones. This weekend, he’ll be crossing them off his bucket list.