New research provides insight into how plant pathogens trigger plant diseases that threaten the global food supply
A UNC-Chapel Hill interdisciplinary research team of chemists and biologists has unlocked an important clue in understanding how plant pathogens cause diseases that can create significant crop damage worldwide.
Research suggests that higher-latitude reefs may have more time to adapt to rising ocean temperatures than their tropical counterparts. Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the … Continued
Imagine a new kind of humanities study that emphasizes construction over criticism, personal interpretation over competitive argument, and serendipity over planned outcomes. Using digital media, Daniel Anderson changes how students … Continued
Five global area studies centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded approximately $8.6 million in competitive federal Title VI funding over the next four … Continued
One study abroad program celebrated its 20th anniversary this summer; another deployed its first students. Both were transformative for the Tar Heels who took part.
As an academic who has spent a lifetime studying the world of work, Arne Kalleberg will be paying close attention when Labor Day rolls around again on the first Monday … Continued
Nine Carolina faculty members, including those in the College of Arts & Sciences, were recognized as Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars for their community engagement through scholarly endeavors.
Two different types of popularity exist, according to Carolina professor Mitch Prinstein, and being cool is not always a good predictor of future success.
A new interdisciplinary program in Environment, Ecology and Energy (E³P) will leverage the College’s strengths in natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to teach students how to best manage resources … Continued
For the 2018–19 academic year, 86 new people will join the Carolina faculty. Here’s an introduction to a few of them in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Who says summer is a slow time in the world of academia? Certainly not Carolina’s faculty and staff, who were busy at work around the world, across the country and … Continued
In this week’s Well Said podcast, Mitch Prinstein discusses his research on popularity, explains the different forms of popularity and why it doesn’t always pay to be the most popular.
Two sculptures by notable French-American artist Louise Bourgeois are coming to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on loan this fall. The world-renowned work, which will be displayed … Continued
For K-12 teachers, Carolina houses a goldmine of information like archival maps, photos, and recordings — but finding those materials can be difficult. The Southern Oral History Program and Carolina … Continued
Professor Gary Bishop was doing virtual reality before it was cool. Now he uses his computer science background to create books for children with visual impairments and developmental disabilities.
PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of ‘Temples of Lung and Air.’ Carolina alumnus Kane Smego, an international poet, musician, and educator, presents an … Continued
Mohit Bansal, an assistant professor in the department of computer science, received the prestigious Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) for 2018 — for … Continued
UNC-Chapel Hill’s Be a Maker program is a network of makerspaces where Carolina’s maker community design and make physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship and recreation.
The UNC Institute of Marine Sciences has the country’s oldest, longest-running shark research program. Started in 1971 by Frank Schwartz, researchers have been tagging sharks in North Carolina’s coastal waters … Continued
Alumnae Liza Schillo ’07 and Morgan Zemaitis ’17 appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of their Carolina degrees, an aspect that has fueled their rewarding careers in sustainability and energy.