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: 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.

Michael McFee sits in front of a bookshelf in an office.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book is “A Long Time to Be Gone” (Carnegie Mellon University Press) by poet Michael McFee.

Geoff Sayre-McCord teaches a philosophy class in 2018. Photo by Donn Young.

Philosophy professor Geoff Sayre-McCord makes the abstract accessible … and fun

The Thomas Jefferson Award winner’s “Geoffervescence” is “a tremendous asset to philosophy as an academic field.”

A collage of headshots, from left to right: Carol Arnosti, Melinda Beck, Michael Crimmins, Barbara Fredrickson.

AAAS selects 4 faculty as fellows

College of Arts and Sciences and Gillings professors receive one of the most distinguished honors in the scientific community.

Group photo of the research team wearing matching blue windbreakers, on the front of the boat.

Behind the scenes of a Galapagos research expedition

In November 2022, a research team from the Center for Galapagos Studies embarked on a marine expedition to the Galapagos Islands. This photo essay allows a behind the scenes look at their trip.

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