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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

Students compete at last year's High School Ethics Bowl. (photo by Tenley Garrett)

Twenty-four teams from across North Carolina will compete in the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl

Students from across North Carolina come to UNC-Chapel Hill to discuss complex and timely ethical dilemmas in the seventh annual competition. The seventh annual North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl will bring 24 teams from across North Carolina to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 26, 2019. Teams will come from Currituck, Durham, Alamance, Orange and … Read more

Ph.D. student Yixin Nie presents the UNC Natural Language Processing Group Lab's fact verification system at the FEVER Challenge in Belgium.

Combating ‘fake news’: UNC team wins international competition for their fact-checking system

The increasing concern over misinformation and “fake news” in the marketplace of ideas has stimulated research efforts on automatic fact-checking via machine learning and natural language processing methods. A UNC-Chapel Hill computer science team recently took first place in the first international Fact Extraction and Verification Challenge in Belgium.

2019 UNC Clean Tech Summit -- the words are emblazoned on a windmill with the ocean in the background

Convening Leaders in the Clean Tech Economy: Feb. 28-March 1

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host its sixth annual UNC Clean Tech Summit on Thursday, February 28, 2019 – Friday, March 1, 2019 at UNC’s Friday Center.

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