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‘Highly cited researchers’ list names 35 from Carolina

This year, more than 30 researchers from Carolina made Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as trailblazers in research among their peers, including five from UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Photo of Adult C. elegans gonad expressing fluorescent proteins in the distal tip cell (yellow) and somatic gonad sheath cells (cyan).

Mapping the cellular landscape

By investigating the behavior of stem cells in a microscopic worm, Kacy Gordon’s lab hopes to produce useful knowledge at larger scales of biological complexity.

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Carolina students will help to share veterans’ stories in ‘After the War’

The Mellon Foundation-funded digital archive of veteran experiences will debut in June 2023 and is presented in part by UNC’s Southern Oral History Program. 

Michelle Freeman stands in a cemetery as birds fly into the sky behind her.

The Layers Beneath the Church

Michelle Freeman uncovers how clergy and laity revered saints in the fourth to sixth centuries to improve cultural understanding today.

Allen Wood stands in a laboratory.

From research to application: Interning at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Allen Wood, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in materials science, spent his summer as an intern at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, working on 3D printing plastic scintillators for use as radiation detectors.

Cassandra R. Davis sits at a classroom desk.

Davis presents research on natural hazards’ impact on schools

Cassandra R. Davis, assistant professor of public policy, presented research on the impacts of hurricanes on schools and their communities and suggested policy changes to aid schools during future natural hazards.

Carl Rodriguez stands in front of a chalkboard with writing on it.

Physicist Carl Rodriguez receives 2022 Packard Fellowship

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has announced that Carl Rodriguez, who will join UNC’s department of physics and astronomy in January 2023, is one of 20 recipients of the 2022 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering.