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A team of Ph.D. students sits in a circle in chairs, brainstorming ideas.

Sci-athon: Creating Innovative Ideas Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Collaboration is one of the most important skills for graduate students to experience. The UNC department of chemistry hosts an annual three-day competition called Sci-athon that invites teams of graduate students from various STEM disciplines to come up with the next big idea in chemistry.


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School of Data Science and Society Announces Six Awards for Data Science Seed Grants

The seed grants are designed to jump start collaborations around interdisciplinary research in data science. Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences are represented on all six proposals.


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Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book is “The Private is Political: Networked Privacy and Social Media” (Yale University Press) by Alice E. Marwick, associate professor of communication.


New collaborative research may create more accessible, efficient solar energy applications

In innovative new research, distinguished professor Jinsong Huang in the department of applied physical sciences is making strides to improve the efficiency of solar energy.


A view of the Galapagos islands with crystal blue water and sandy shores and green plants flanking the shoreline.

How SAS helps Galapagos researchers learn more about phytoplankton populations

A team of SAS analytics volunteers set out to model the phytoplankton ecosystem in the Galapagos Islands in partnership with researchers at the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies, working with Adrian Marchetti in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Jeff Dangl is surrounded by greenhouse plants as he looks at the camera.

Dangl elected to Royal Society

Jeffery Dangl, the John N. Couch Distinguished Professor of Biology and an HHMI investigator, has been elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, the U.K.’s national academy of sciences and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. 


Chad Lloyd stands outside surrounded by a big tree.

Student to Doctor — Double Tar Heel Chad Lloyd

What do you find at the bottom of the ocean? As a doctoral student in the department of earth, marine and environmental sciences, Chad Lloyd (MS ‘18; Ph.D. ‘23) traveled far off the coast to understand how bacteria breaks down organic matter in the ocean.