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Three UNC scholars receive Ransom Center humanities fellowships

Three scholars in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences received humanities fellowships from the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

For Bishop, Maze Day means ‘doing something that matters’

Every spring UNC’s department of computer science hosts Maze Day, an event for visually impaired students of all ages from across North Carolina and beyond.

Developing materials that make a difference

Scientists in labs across the College of Arts and Sciences are developing materials, from drug-delivery implants smart enough to read the body to solar cells that turn sunlight into usable energy, materials that are vehicles for real change.

PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory to perform ‘Hairspray’

A cast of young student actors will perform the Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” July 16-20 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the Broadway musical as the culmination of its Summer Youth Conservatory.

Researchers join forces to study high school dual-credit policy

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, and the Tennessee Department of Education will share in a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to launch a five-year study on the impact of a new dual-credit policy in Tennessee.

Oysters: Better than bulkheads

North Carolina’s inner coast erodes between one and seven feet a year, says marine scientist Tony Rodriguez. We can’t stop erosion, but Rodriguez thinks we can slow it down — with oysters.

UNC concussion researcher participates in White House summit

Kevin Guskiewicz, a leading UNC concussion researcher, was at the White House on Thursday when President Barack Obama announced new initiatives aimed at the prevention and treatment of concussions in youth sports.