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Rachel Noble at IMS works in the water doing her research.

75 years of research and service

As the institute celebrates its 75th anniversary, director Rick Luettich discusses the mission of the Institute of Marine Sciences, how the institute evolved and why the research produced through the institute is vital to North Carolina.


From left, Sheila Kannappan and Mugdha Polimera.

Astronomers find hidden trove of massive black holes

Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill, led by faculty-graduate student team Sheila Kannappan and Mugdha Polimera, have found a previously overlooked treasure trove of massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that offer a glimpse into the life story of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.


A headshot of Aakanksha Gundu at the Old Well

Research ripple effect: How a Carolina junior found her way into the lab and how she’s giving back

Junior Aakanksha Gundu has made research an integral part of her undergraduate experience and encourages others who are interested to do the same.


Star fish colored bright orange on the bottom of the ocean.

NSF $1 million grant to fund research in Galapagos

A jointly led UNC and USFQ research team will use a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research in the Galapagos and help determine how temperature influences marine ecosystems.


UNC researchers create new platform to improve organ transplantation

In an effort to improve patient access to organs and transplantation, Eric Weimer and Katherine Newhall combined their expertise to create an AI-driven approach to virtual crossmatching.


Graduate student Araad Fisher stands in Carmichael gym.

Araad Fisher: ‘Be persistent on the path to accomplishing your goals’

Araad Fisher (M.A. ’22) researches the relationship between college athletic participation and socioeconomic mobility in UNC’s highly ranked graduate sport administration program. We caught up with Fisher for Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.


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New data science school to leverage Carolina’s strengths

Two key campus administrators discuss the School of Data Science and Society as a “signpost” pointing to Carolina’s data science education, research and public service.


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