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Erik Alexanian and Frank Leibfarth (left to right) dressed in lab gear and masks pull on a piece of plastic.

Creating a better plastic

Carolina chemists may have a solution to the country’s plastic problem by “upcycling” plastic trash to tougher, stronger material.


A photo of Brandon Feaster in a white lab coat on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus

A ‘natural landing spot’

Carolina alumnus Brandon Feaster arrived in Chapel Hill with his eyes set on a Ph.D. in biology for a career in the research lab. But undergrad research and the Chancellor’s Science Scholars provided the Tar Heel with the experiences and support to pursue a different career.


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Building a more inclusive scientific community through the Chancellor’s Science Scholars

The Chancellor’s Science Scholar’s program at Carolina is supporting promising young scientists and actively working to build a more diverse scientific community. That goal, director Thomas Freeman says, is critical to everybody.


Kena Lemu posing in front of a UNC-Chapel Hill building

Becoming the change

Kena Lemu knew as a child that she wanted to be the change that her community needed, and at Carolina, she’s gained the tools and experience to make that impact.


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Making data science connections

Whether the research involves satirical French cartoons, mutating tumors or ancient Greek tombstones, three Carolina faculty say using datasets opens doors to discovery.


Text reads: Bookmark This: Arne L. Kalleberg, Kevin Hewison and Kwang-Yeong Shin with a colllage of all three authors.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College authors. This month: “Precarious Asia: Global Capitalism and Work in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia” by Arne L. Kalleberg, Kevin Hewison and Kwang-Yeong Shin.


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#GDTBATH: Emily Madrzykowski

Emily Madrzykowski had dreams of becoming a tour guide even before becoming a Tar Heel. Now an admissions ambassador, she guides prospective students through campus, sharing the Carolina story along the way.


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