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Students embrace the roots of photography

In an era when photographs made with cellphones and digital cameras have become the norm, some Carolina students have chosen to embrace the art form’s more analog past. In the “Darkroom Photography” course, taught by assistant professor Gesche Würfel, students use older cameras that require film to operate and spend hours tucked away in the Hanes Art Center darkroom to … Continued


Ziegler utilizes a variety of equipment to catch fish. Here, she sets an experiment gill net as the tide comes in and the sun starts to lower. Bright sun shines on her and the net as she stands in the water.

Marsh Madness

North Carolina’s marshes continue to fragment every day. Shelby Ziegler attempts to rebuild them by gathering data from the healthy wetlands that remain — a feat she often tackles in the middle of the night.


The UNC department of physics and astronomy hosted 4th-grade classes from three schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district for Science is Awesome Outreach Day on May 15. UNC sophomore physics and math major Schuyler Moss helps students during a hands-on exercise at Phillips Hall. (photo by Johnny Andrews)

Carolina outreach event empowers young scientists

The UNC department of physics and astronomy hosted 4th-grade classes from three schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district for Science is Awesome Outreach Day on May 15.


Alan Weakley shows off the storage system at the UNC Herbarium. Founded in 1908 by William Chambers Coker, it resides on the top floor of Coker Hall and is the largest in the Southeast. In 2000, it became part of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Specimens are kept within folders inside large, green cabinets that litter the various floors of the building. (photo courtesy of Endeavors)

The Flora Files

In the last 50 years, botanists have discovered more than 500 new species of plants across the Southeast. But it takes decades to actually study and record their existence — a feat that the UNC Herbarium has been tackling since its inception in 1908.


Haley Moser collects data as the sun sets over San Cristobal Island. (photo courtesy of Haley Moser)

Carolina to Cristóbal

After visiting the Galápagos Islands for a research project over winter break, senior Haley Moser hopes to pursue a career in community-centered research after graduating from Carolina this May.


Photo shows a sea of Carolina blue graduation caps and gowns in the Kenan Stadium at the commencement 2018 ceremony.

The Class of 2018 graduates!

For the more than 6,000 students sitting in a sea of Carolina blue in Kenan Stadium on May 13, the journey to graduation was anything but easy.


Jonathan Hess

Memorial fund created in honor of department chair and distinguished professor Jonathan Hess

A memorial fund has been set up in honor of Jonathan Hess, professor and chair of the department of Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures, who passed away suddenly on April 9.


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