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Nature’s Compass

How can animals travel thousands of miles on a migratory path yet most people need to rely on GPS to get around town? UNC researcher Brian Taylor explores the ability of many animals to use the earth’s magnetic field for navigation in hopes of improving humanmade systems.

Students studying on campus on Feb. 9, 2021. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill) (with masks and laptops)

Ensuring student success

As part of the Carolina Next strategic plan, the University is better preparing students to be successful in a data-driven world.


Opening the door to global research

Part of Carolina Away’s Opportunity Curriculum, “Contemporary World Problems” introduces ways to conduct research on politics, economies, cultures and societies around the world.

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#GDTBATH: Ashleigh Roberson

Through Carolina Away, Ashleigh Roberson has built connections and got her footing in her classes.

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New speaker series will promote constructive discourse

$8 million gift to fund Abbey Speaker Series in the UNC Program for Public Discourse.

A dynamic global dozen

Twelve international exchange students from seven countries are calling UNC-Chapel Hill home this spring. Due to COVID-19, many had postponed coming to UNC for one or more terms and waited months for travel restrictions to lift and visas to be approved before arriving on campus.

Chemist Jeffrey Dick awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship

Jeffrey Dick, assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was recently named a 2021 Sloan Research Fellow.