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UNC-Chapel Hill named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

In the 2022-23 cycle, 16 Tar Heels were selected for the award. Recent graduates and current graduate students are pursuing year-long graduate studies, research or English teaching in one of more than 160 countries.


Collage of headshots, from left Nicolas Pegard and Pedro Saenz.

Sloan Fellowships awarded to two Carolina researchers

Nicolas Pégard and Pedro Sáenz, faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been awarded 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships, among the most prestigious awards given to early-career scientists.


Ronit Freeman stands smiling at the camera. Behind her is a wall with words on it including "Self-Assembly, DNA, Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells and more" listed in a "word cloud" formation.

Freeman receives Cottrell Scholar Award

The associate professor of applied physical sciences has been recognized as a rising star in chemistry.


Keerthi Anand bends over equipment he is working on in the lab.

From research to impact — ultrasound imaging and the future of stroke prevention

Rather than treating a stroke patient in the aftermath of the medical episode, what if a proactive measure was taken? A measure that would help prevent strokes altogether? 


: Taylor S. Teitsworth (with James Cahoon, left) uses a cryogenic probe station, which allows her to perform electrical measurements on semiconductor nanowire materials at very low temperatures.

Designer silicon nanowires can produce hydrogen from water and light

UNC researchers James Cahoon and Taylor Teitsworth show how silicon nanowires that can convert light into electricity were engineered to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in a paper published Feb. 8 in Nature.


Students Julia Elliot and Anna Smith hold clipboards on the beach at sunrise.

Surveying the parks

Senior Julia Elliott spent a semester learning about coastal ecology and policy with the Park Service at the Outer Banks Field Site.


Jamez McCorkle with head back and arms outstretched, performing on a stage lit up with blue light.

Black opera enters a golden age

Artists debut new works about Black culture and history while scholars like Naomi André rediscover pieces long hidden in segregation’s shadows.


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