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A graphic showing the GlycoGrip universal sensor for all SARS-CO2 variants.

Evolving candy crush: New paper shows omicron relies more on sugars for infection

UNC’s Ronit Freeman is working to understand how Omicron’s mutations make it the most infectious variant yet. A new paper examines how the increased positive charge on the surface of spike proteins of variants is affecting the virus’ interactions with its receptors. 


Jinsong Huang and Ying Zhou look at data on a computer in a lab. Lab equipment is visible on the desk with the computer and shelving in the background.

Self-powered photon counting detector may facilitate safer medical imaging

The new detector will have direct applications to consumer electronics, sensors, optical communication and radiation detection.


Headshot of Hooper Schultz, campus (blurred) in background.

Gathering oral histories from the LGBTQ community

Oral historian Hooper Schultz is studying the history of gay liberation student activism on college campuses in the United Sates during the 1970s. The first gay conference in the Southeast was held in 1976 on UNC’s campus.


A headshot of Jieni Zhou in front of a mural featuring Rameses the Ram and other UNC landmarks.

Jieni Zhou: Researching how positive experiences affect our well-being

A fifth-year social psychology Ph.D. student, Jieni Zhou researches the intersection of well-being and romantic relationships.


Waist-up shot of Charlotte Dorn standing on a dock ringed with greenery, a large body of water in the background and mountains in the far background.

Embracing a global engineering mindset

Charlotte Dorn, a Morehead-Cain Scholar, reflects on how the applied physical sciences minor and BeAM Makerspace program have prepared her for a career as a research and development engineer.


Matthew Colon stands in a barn with a horse, holding its reins.

Helping Veterans Thrive

An empowering clinical outreach program at UNC-Chapel Hill offers veterans and first responders new hope through holistic health care.


Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a monthly feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. The October 2022 featured book is “The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America” by John Sweet. The book was recently named a co-winner of the Bancroft Prize.