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Scott Emmons

Scott Emmons named Churchill Scholar

Scott Emmons, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, a research-focused award that provides funding to outstanding American students for a year of master’s degree study in science, mathematics and engineering at Churchill College, based at the University of Cambridge in England.

Shanelle Nicole Leonard and April Mae Davis in JUMP

PlayMakers presents rolling world premiere of “Jump”

PlayMakers Repertory Company is the first theater to participate in the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of “Jump,” written by emerging playwright Charly Evon Simpson and directed by Whitney White in her PlayMakers debut.

Medicine and storytelling

Last fall, each student in Marc Cohen’s English 105 class spent four hours shadowing a medical professional in the UNC Emergency Department, immersed in the organized chaos of emergency medicine. Students then reflected on their experience by writing about it.

White dwarf star in the process of solidifying. (University of Warwick/Mark Garlick)

Thousands of stars observed turning into crystals for the first time

The first direct evidence of crystallized white dwarf stars has been discovered by an international team of researchers that includes two former astronomers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Jarrahi Family Supports New Professorship in Persian Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce a new tenure-track assistant professor position in Islamic studies with a specialization in Persian/Iranian studies, funded by the newly established Dr. Ali Jarrahi Term Professorship.

Jonathan Reckford

225 years of Tar Heels: Jonathan Reckford

Carolina alumnus Jonathan Reckford is helping to eliminate barriers to affordable housing worldwide as the CEO of Habitat for Humanity. No matter where you live, you’ve probably heard of Habitat for Humanity, the international nonprofit that builds and improves affordable housing in partnership with people in need of a safe and decent place to call home. The organization has helped … Read more


The Survivors

Heat-resistant. Cold-weather tough. Outer space savvy. If anything, tardigrades are survivors above all else. But what makes them so resilient? Thomas Boothby strives to figure that out and discover how these microscopic animals can be used to preserve biological samples like blood, human tissue, and vaccines. “Can I see one?” “Yeah, of course!” Thomas Boothby crosses the room and approaches … Read more

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