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Patricia Gensel sits at a desk in front of a flat rock -- a giant fossil containing an ancient plant.

Adventures in Ancient Plants

Patricia Gensel has spent her career studying 400-million-year-old plants at Carolina and across the globe.


Kohen wears a white coat and safety goggles and works at a station in a lab at UNC.

Fun experiments in a friend’s garage fueled this Tar Heel’s passion for engineering

Recent graduate Kohen Goble balanced a major in chemistry, a minor in applied sciences and engineering and two undergraduate research assistant positions while at Carolina.


A woman holds a white VR headset up to her eyes

Virtual rehabilitation

Fear of reinjury can greatly increase an athlete’s chances of getting hurt again – but VR techniques developed by Shelby Baez can get them back in the game.


Perovskite solar cells, which look like black computer chips, are tested in the sun during a research experiment.

An innovative chemical treatment can improve the efficiency of a promising solar technology

Jinsong Huang, leading expert and Louis D. Rubin Jr. Distinguished Professor in the department of applied physical sciences, discusses the new research findings.


A woman sits in front of a computer screen and scientific instruments in a lab.

Research at its core

UNC Research Core Facilities, including those in the College of Arts and Sciences, are shared services that enhance and expand the collaborative capabilities of Carolina’s research enterprise.


A graphic featuring a photo of Morgan Pitelka and the letters "Q&A"

Asian studies chair weighs in on ‘Shogun’

Carolina professor Morgan Pitelka discusses the historical accuracy of the hit FX drama series.


Collage, from left: headshot of Inger Brodey, photo of Jane Austen book cover.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a monthly feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. The June featured book is “Jane Austen and the Price of Happiness” by Inger Sigrun Bredkjaer Brodey. Join Brodey at a Flyleaf Books discussion about the book on June 11.


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