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Blair Kelley uncovers roots of Black working class

The Center for the Study of the American South director hopes to amplify the work ethic carried from enslavement to freedom.

María DeGuzmán sits at the Unsung Founders, Bond and Free memorial, depicting bronze figures holding up a stone table. (photo in black and white)

Rooted: María DeGuzmán

María DeGuzmán, the Eugene H. Falk Distinguished Professor of English & Comparative Literature and the founding director of the UNC Latina/o Studies Program, has been contributing to research at UNC for 24 years.

Aobo Li stands outside in front of stone steps. Behind him are rings and lines of bright orange light.

Particle Man

Aobo Li, an award-winning postdoctoral researcher in the department of physics and astronomy, is performing groundbreaking work using machine learning to detect neutrinos that could shed light on the nature of our universe.

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#GDTBATH: Gabriel Bernardo da Silva

As a Tar Heel, graduate student Gabriel Bernardo da Silva is continuing to grow his passion for serving others.

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Winston Center tackles crisis of teens and screens

With groundbreaking research linking social media habits to brain changes, the center also provides career training and public awareness.

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Carolina junior competes on ‘Jeopardy!’

Stephanie Pierson, a Carolina junior studying history, will appear on “Jeopardy!” Wednesday, Feb. 22. It will be the Tar Heel’s second appearance on the show, also competing in 2019 as a high school student.

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Tar Heels build language confidence with virtual reality

Tar Heels in Caroline Sibley’s Advanced Arabic class use virtual reality to explore a virtual world with students in Morocco and Algeria in real-time to hone their language skills.

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