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Jayla Cobbs

Meet a new Tar Heel: Jayla Cobbs

A Junior EMT since she was 14, incoming first-year student Jayla Cobbs is joining the Carolina community to go deeper into the world of medicine.


Clockwise from top left: Tanya Garcia, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Y. Sekou Bermiss, Grace Wu, Rahsaan Barber, Daniel Hurd.

Roll out the welcome mat

Their interests range from neurodegenerative diseases to eating disorders to race, class and gender to playing and teaching jazz saxophone. Meet six of Carolina’s newest faculty members.


Solar Energy Researcher in a lab

Department of Energy funds milestone North Carolina-led initiative to advance solar energy research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will provide $100 million in funding to new artificial photosynthesis research projects, including a $40 million award to the North Carolina-based Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE) to accelerate fundamental research of the production of fuels from sunlight.   


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Acute exercise has beneficial effects on the immune system during prostate cancer

New research found that in prostate cancer survivors, a moderate bout of exercise kept the cell count of certain type of immune cells at a normal level, suggesting the exercise is safe for prostate cancer survivors.


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Rethinking aging

A Carolina professor weaves together personal experience, observations of others and history in examining how the pandemic degraded our ideas about the elderly and gave us a taste of old age.


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Candace Epps-Robertson named the first Jonathan M. Hess Term Professor

Candace Epps-Robertson was named the very first Jonathan M. Hess Term Professor. Named for Jonathan M. Hess, a professor at UNC from 1993 until his death in 2018, chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at UNC, and co-chair of the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, this professorship is given to the pre-tenured assistant professor in the fine … Continued


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Carolina Away to support incoming students in transition to college life

This fall, Carolina’s incoming first-year and transfer students will have the opportunity to participate in Carolina Away, a new remote learning program designed specifically for the coronavirus pandemic.


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