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Patricia Gensel sits at a desk in front of a flat rock -- a giant fossil containing an ancient plant.

Adventures in Ancient Plants

Patricia Gensel has spent her career studying 400-million-year-old plants at Carolina and across the globe.


View of the Old Well on August 22, 2023, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate programs ranked among best in nation

Numerous University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate programs received 2024 high rankings – 20 were among the top 10 in the nation in their respective categories – as part of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” list.


Kohen wears a white coat and safety goggles and works at a station in a lab at UNC.

Fun experiments in a friend’s garage fueled this Tar Heel’s passion for engineering

Recent graduate Kohen Goble balanced a major in chemistry, a minor in applied sciences and engineering and two undergraduate research assistant positions while at Carolina.


A woman holds a white VR headset up to her eyes

Virtual rehabilitation

Fear of reinjury can greatly increase an athlete’s chances of getting hurt again – but VR techniques developed by Shelby Baez can get them back in the game.


A headshot of Denise Murrell with a graphic of a U.S. map with pin points in Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Boston and New York City.

Carolina alumna’s ‘second career’ takes her to the Met

Finance professional turned art historian Denise Murrell, who majored in economics, has curated an important exhibit on the Harlem Renaissance.


A black and white photo of Tonu Kalam conducting

Tonu Kalam retires after 36 years of beautiful music

The longtime conductor inspired and challenged the music department’s UNC Symphony Orchestra to perform brilliantly.


Perovskite solar cells, which look like black computer chips, are tested in the sun during a research experiment.

An innovative chemical treatment can improve the efficiency of a promising solar technology

Jinsong Huang, leading expert and Louis D. Rubin Jr. Distinguished Professor in the department of applied physical sciences, discusses the new research findings.


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