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Students make their way past House Undergraduate Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 12, 2018. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

The Time Tracker

The pace of life varies often. Sometimes it drags, others it races. But if time always moves at the same rate, why does it feel different? That’s a question UNC-Chapel Hill philosopher Carla Merino-Rajme strives to answer.


A woman participates in a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, D.C. (photo by Miki Jourdan, Flickr)

Taking On Discrimination

Julian Rucker wants to motivate people to address the stark racial disparities that have characterized the history of the United States. As a UNC-Chapel Hill postdoctoral researcher, he uses social psychology to unpack why structural racism exists, how people perceive it, and why we must change policies to eliminate it from our society.


Yesenia Pedro Vicente pictured smiling for a portrait

Carolina alumna builds community for grad students

Yesenia Pedro Vicente came to Carolina for her undergrad as a “first-generation everything.” Now, she has returned to the University to help underrepresented graduate students navigate obstacles.


Esteban swimming underwater with a scuba tank and suit on

PhD students turn pandemic challenges into opportunities

Esteban Agudo, a marine ecologist pursuing his degree in Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (EEOB) and Savannah Ryburn, pursuing her PhD in the Environment, Ecology & Energy Program, turn challenges of pandemic into opportunities in Galapagos.


Frank Leibfarth smiling on the left and an inforgraphic of popular science to the right

Frank Leibfarth joins Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 of 2021

Frank Leibfarth, assistant professor of chemistry, was selected to join Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” roster of 2021. The Brilliant 10 roster recognizes 10 early-career scientists and engineers across the nation who have the potential to transform the world with their innovative approaches to key issues.


View of fall color at the Bell Tower. Photo by Donn Young.

New faculty to study health and wellness in communities of color, U.S. slavery

New faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences will work across disciplines to study health and wellness in communities of color. In addition, two faculty will focus on issues of U.S. slavery and will work closely with the health and wellness faculty.


2021-22 Shuford Innovators in Residence: From left with photos, first row: Soltan Bryce: Healthcare, Eric Campbell, venture capital, Courtney Couch, entertainment, Hannah Elly, marketing. Second row, left to right, Dezbee McDaniel, healthcare, Shruti Shah, e-commerce, Dedren Sneed, technology.

Shuford Innovators-in-Residence to share diverse expertise and experiences with students

Seven new Shuford Innovators-in-Residence, all Carolina alumni, will support students in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship through academic lectures, professional development initiatives, mentoring opportunities and candid conversations across campus.


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