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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.


Waist-up shot of Gabriel Bernardo da Silva, UNC’s campus out of focus in the background. Features the words “#GDTBATH” and da Silva’s name.

#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.


Headshot of Stephanie Pierson standing behind her "Jeopardy!" podium on stage.

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.


Collage: top of collage shows a male student wearing a virtual reality headset and the bottom image shows the Arabic site in which the student is visiting virtually.

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.


Two FEMA members, one wearing a vest with "FEMA" on the back, on a road lined with rubble and bent trees.

Disaster response should be equitable

A UNC Coastal Resilience Center study of four hard-hit counties shows how agencies can better support vulnerable communities.


Group shot of Diego Riveros-Iregui and students outside, mountainous terrain in background.

Carolina wins grant for undergraduate climate change research in Ecuador

UNC-Chapel Hill has been selected to receive a grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Fund. With this funding, students at UNC and Universidad San Francisco de Quito will conduct climate change research and continue to build upon the universities’ strategic partnership.


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