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Jason and Johna smiling in a UNC Sports Medicine building

Divide and Conquer

Jason Mihalik and Johna Register-Mihalik — both exercise and sport science professors —met and got married at Carolina. They’ve since gained tenure and now oversee innovative and complementary research programs within the field of sports-related concussion.


Youngstrom family gathered at their home, smiling

It Runs in the Family

Psychologists Eric and Jen Youngstrom both joined UNC-Chapel Hill faculty in 2006. Through their research and global travels, their daughters Diane and Kay have developed a love of science, immense school spirit, and a deep desire to help the world.


Scenes of a sparsely populated campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 25, 2020. The University began remote instruction for more than 95 percent of classes to help stop the spread of COVID-19. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 29th in 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 29th in the world and 20th in the United States among global universities, according to the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).


Celine Locklear smiles for the camera underneath a big tree.

Meet a new Tar Heel: Celine Locklear

Chancellor’s Science Scholar and incoming first-year student Celine Locklear is eager to get the academic year started and jump into an array of social activities at Carolina.


The Arrigetch Peaks. (All photos courtesy Andrew Buchanan)

Into the backcountry

This summer, Andrew Buchanan and Owen Ryerson made the arduous trek to the Arrigetch Peaks in remote Alaska to collect rock samples for an independent research project that aims to answer big questions about the mountains.


Closeup shot of Mike Wiley gesturing and talking at a podium.

Treating teachers ‘like the scholars they are’

Forty K-12 teachers from across the state recently gathered in Hillsborough for an interactive learning retreat focusing on Tar Heel history. The conference was sponsored by the Carolina K-12 program in the College of Arts & Sciences.


Ashley Morrison prepares RNA for sequencing at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center on Sept. 23, 2020. (Megan May/UNC Research)

UNC-Chapel Hill once again tops $1 billion in research awards

Research at Carolina employs over 10,000 North Carolinians in projects that touch all 100 counties. Spending on research supports over 4,000 businesses across the state.


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