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The 10-minute fitness plan

Associate professor Abbie Smith-Ryan’s research shows that short periods of exercise can yield relatively quick health improvements.


Mark Katz in the Hill Hall rotunda with his book, "Build! The Power of Hip Hop Diplomacy in a Divided World." (photo by Kristen Chavez)

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni, published on the first Friday of every month during the academic year. Featured book: Build! The Power of Hip Hop Diplomacy in a Divided World (Oxford University Press, November 2019) by Mark Katz.


Ice cover on the Yukon River approaching its confluence with the Tanana River in Alaska. Courtesy Landsat imagery/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and U.S. Geological Survey

New study estimates the global extent of river ice loss as Earth warms

A new study “The past and future of global river ice” from researchers in the Department of Geological Sciences was published in the journal Nature. It is the first study to look at the future of river ice on a global scale.


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Inaugural class of Humanities Futures undergraduate fellows announced

The inaugural class of UNC/Mellon Humanities Futures undergraduate fellows has been announced as part of the Humanities for the Public Good initiative.


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Tar Heels modify toys for children with disabilities

A new student group called “Carolina Adapts Toys for Children with Handicaps” is working to “catch” the kids who fall through the cracks of the mainstream toy market.


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Discovering a new fundamental underwater force

A miscalculated Fluids Lab demonstration leads to a new understanding of how particles accumulate in lakes and oceans.


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The meaning of emotions may differ across the world, new research shows

Psychology researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill, in collaboration with scientists from the Max Planck Institute, studied languages around the world and found that the way humans conceptualize emotions like anger, fear, joy and sadness may differ across speakers of different languages.