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Estuarine ecologist measures NC’s marine health
With the help of the N.C. Collaboratory, Joel Fodrie of the Institute of Marine Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences is leading a landmark study of coastal resources.
Hummer and Gladfelter named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The newest members of the prestigious academy come from the departments of sociology and biology.
Water researchers help protect precious resources
Three Carolina faculty members share the ways they keep our water healthy and clean, preserve marine life and work toward a sustainable future.
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.
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.
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.
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.