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Building a rich intellectual community

For almost 40 years, the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity has been preparing scholars from different backgrounds for faculty careers and the tenure process.


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Black history viewed through fast-food lens

Marcia Chatelain, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America,” makes eye-opening connections during the 2022 African American History Month Lecture.


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Combining science and policy: Angel Hsu’s journey into climate conservation

Assistant professor of public policy and a faculty member in the environment, ecology and energy program, Angel Hsu is also founder and director of the Data-Driven EnviroLab, an interdisciplinary research group.


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Authors use they/them pronouns less frequently

A Carolina study shows that in digital publications, authors underuse “they” compared with he and she in similar contexts.


Economist forecasts omicron’s infectiousness

Carolina researcher Peter Reinhard Hansen uses econometrics methods to show that the omicron variant is three times more contagious than delta in an analysis of Danish data. His model can be adapted to predict the infectiousness of future viral variants.


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NC Collaboratory puts UNC System expertise to work

Five years in, the innovative policy model has proven enormously effective at turning state funds into life-changing research.


Research Uncovered: Iheoma U. Iruka

Iheoma U. Iruka is a research professor in the Department of Public Policy and founding director of the Equity Research Action Coalition within the FPG Child Development Institute. She studies how to promote the health, wealth, and educational excellence of minoritized children and children from low-income households.


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