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Picture shows the beach and dunes in Rodanthe, on the Outer Banks.

New center helps prepare the state for increasing environmental threats

The Center for Resilient Communities and Environment is working with North Carolina communities to understand their vulnerability to natural stressors and help them develop strategies to strengthen their community’s resilience.


An aerial photo of the Outer Banks. (photo by Alyssa LaFaro)

What a world in crisis can learn from disaster-struck communities

Coastal communities in North Carolina have been hit by several major hurricanes and tropical storms within the past decade. Already burdened by ongoing disaster recovery, these communities are now facing a global pandemic.


Joseph Jordan (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Light, liberty and the promotion of black art, history and culture

Massey Award winner Joseph Jordan embodies the University’s “Lux, Libertas” motto and makes the Stone Center a vital part of campus.


Photo of Old Well with campus seal in the foreground by Donn Young

A Message from Dean Rhodes

This has been a deeply painful and disturbing week for our nation, with the video that has emerged of George Floyd and his horrible death in police custody in Minneapolis.


Massey Award winner Steve Davis (left, foreground) in the Hamilton archaeology archive. (photo by Donn Young)

Excavating the past to serve the future

Massey Award winner Steve Davis has dedicated his life to preserving the history of North Carolina’s Native American peoples for future generations.


Artist’s interpretation of the explosion of a recurrent nova, RS Ophiuchi. This is a binary star in the constellation of Ophiuchus and is approximately 5,000 light-years away. It explodes roughly every 20 years when the gas flowing from the large star that falls onto the white dwarf reaches temperatures exceeding ten million degrees.

Class of stellar explosions found to be galactic producers of lithium

A team of researchers has combined theory with both observations and laboratory studies and determined that a class of stellar explosions, called classical novae, are responsible for most of the lithium in our galaxy and solar system.


Jonathan Abramowitz

Jonathan Abramowitz receives 2020 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Jonathan S. Abramowitz, professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences and director of the UNC Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic, has received The Graduate School’s 2020 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring.


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