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A vending machine containing health-related items such as cough drops and band-aids sits inside one of the doorways of the Student Union on January 25, 2021, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Vending machines make Campus Health products more accessible

New vending machines with over-the-counter medications and self-care items are providing Tar Heels with easier access to health care products no matter the time of day. A College English class helped with the project.

Bell tower on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus during Spring

The 2021 Graduate School Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Awards

Each year, The Graduate School recognizes four doctoral candidates or recent doctoral graduates for creating exceptional dissertations.

girl in mask looks at laptop with another girl in mask on it. Photo by Edward Jenner Pexels.

Humanities for the Public Good initiative announces Critical Issues Project Awards

The Humanities for the Public Good initiative announces eight new Critical Issues Project Fund award winners. These projects represent powerful collaborations between UNC scholars and nearby communities.  

photo of NuDot experiment

The Invisible Chase

Neutrinos may be the solution to understanding everything from the Big Bang to the inner workings of the atomic nucleus — and UNC physicist Julieta Gruszko can’t stop chasing them.

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25 earn 2021 University Teaching Awards

This year’s winners persevered during the pandemic to remain focused on their students.

Vials of organic compounds sit in a station of the Wilkerson-Hill lab. (photo by Megan May)

Tiny molecules, big potential

North Carolina native and organic chemist Sidney Wilkerson-Hill is investigating ways to recreate the power of plants in the lab — work that could lead to advances in drug development.

A man's shadow (sitting down, leaning forward with hands on knees) is seen behind the bars of a prison cell.

Philosophy as public service

Innovative Carolina programs are bringing philosophy to prisons, retirement homes and high schools.