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PhD students turn pandemic challenges into opportunities

Esteban Agudo, a marine ecologist pursuing his degree in Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (EEOB) and Savannah Ryburn, pursuing her PhD in the Environment, Ecology & Energy Program, turn challenges of pandemic into opportunities in Galapagos.


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Frank Leibfarth joins Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 of 2021

Frank Leibfarth, assistant professor of chemistry, was selected to join Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” roster of 2021. The Brilliant 10 roster recognizes 10 early-career scientists and engineers across the nation who have the potential to transform the world with their innovative approaches to key issues.


View of fall color at the Bell Tower. Photo by Donn Young.

New faculty to study health and wellness in communities of color, U.S. slavery

New faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences will work across disciplines to study health and wellness in communities of color. In addition, two faculty will focus on issues of U.S. slavery and will work closely with the health and wellness faculty.


2021-22 Shuford Innovators in Residence: From left with photos, first row: Soltan Bryce: Healthcare, Eric Campbell, venture capital, Courtney Couch, entertainment, Hannah Elly, marketing. Second row, left to right, Dezbee McDaniel, healthcare, Shruti Shah, e-commerce, Dedren Sneed, technology.

Shuford Innovators-in-Residence to share diverse expertise and experiences with students

Seven new Shuford Innovators-in-Residence, all Carolina alumni, will support students in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship through academic lectures, professional development initiatives, mentoring opportunities and candid conversations across campus.


Molly Worthen moderated “Democracy and Public Discourse,” a 90-minute discussion hosted by the UNC Program for Public Discourse on Sept. 14. (Donn Young)

Discourse or discord?

A panel of faculty experts for “Democracy and Public Discourse” discussed polarization in today’s political landscape. The UNC Program for Public Discourse is in the College of Arts & Sciences.


The outside of a BeAM makerspace lab on campus, with a student working at a desk.

The wondrous world of Carolina’s makers

At BeAM — Carolina’s coalition of makerspaces — all are welcome and empowered to design, create and make, for any reason.


UNC-Chapel Hill's bell tower on a bright, sunny day

Carolina ranks fifth among national public universities for 21st consecutive year

U.S. News & World Report names UNC-Chapel Hill best value among public universities for 17th time.


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