Carolina veteran employees: Jennifer Washington

November 11, 2019

Today is Veterans Day, the day Americans set aside to honor those who have served their country in one of the military branches. Carolina has 306 veterans who are now working at the University, from all branches of service, who … Continued

Army Green to Gold: Zack Nodden

November 11, 2019

Junior and ROTC cadet Zack Nodden grew up sporting Carolina gear and cheering for the Tar Heels, but his journey to Chapel Hill as a student took a little longer than expected. At 17, Nodden enlisted in the Army, following … Continued

Strong democracy is essential to combating forms of hate, antisemitism expert says

November 8, 2019

“Hate has been around for as long as human beings have existed. We’ve always had this capacity to define and vilify another … [yet] we don’t look at hate the same way that we do other feelings that are part of the human condition,” Kenneth Stern, director of the Center for the Study of Hate at Bard College, told an audience Nov. 7.

Bill Ferris to speak at Winter Commencement

November 8, 2019

Grammy Award-winning professor Bill Ferris will deliver the University’s 2019 Winter Commencement address on Dec. 15. An expert in Southern folklore, the retired Carolina professor won two Grammys for a multimedia set of photos, film, recordings and writings.

Helping a coastal town monitor water quality

November 6, 2019

A doctoral student’s innovative design project is helping the North Carolina town of Beaufort keep a check on water quality issues in creeks and streams using inexpensive monitoring stations. The health of North Carolina’s coastal watersheds are essential for industries like tourism and fishing.

Borders and Belonging

November 4, 2019

Susan Harbage Page has long held a fascination with borders and identity. For almost a decade, she walked the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, photographing and collecting objects that border-crossers left behind. The objects told her powerful stories about hope and heartache, borders and belonging, and sometimes, a great deal of violence.

Fruitful research

November 4, 2019

Undergraduate researcher Andie McKinnon spent this past summer mapping fruit trees on public lands in Chapel Hill to answer the question: Can the fruit trees be used as a food source to help those in need?

Master of adaptation

November 4, 2019

Ronit Freeman’s research crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and has potential applications in diagnostics, drug delivery and more.

A Leading Research Institution

November 4, 2019

University Research Week, November 4-8, is an annual celebration of Carolina’s research excellence and an effort to increase participation by students, of all levels, in research activity. Through lectures, workshops, lab tours, and more, the campus community will become more familiar with our world-class research and the strategic initiatives that make Carolina one of the top research institutions in the world.