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A black and white photo of Mike Piehler sitting on the banks of a creek surrounded by old trees and tree roots and his reflection in the water.

Rooted: Mike Piehler

Mike Piehler has been contributing to research at Carolina for 25 years. He was recently featured in the Office of UNC Research’s feature “Rooted.”


This illustration shows the Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite in orbit with its solar panels and KaRIn instrument antennas deployed. Credits: CNES

Hydrologist leads science behind SWOT satellite

NASA’s Dec. 15 launch of an eye in the sky to monitor Earth’s water follows 18 years of work by Tamlin Pavelsky, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a global team. 


BEAM staff participate in training on the RYOBI tools.

BeAM enhances capabilities with gift of new RYOBI power tools

RYOBI Tools, a product line known for innovative and versatile design, has outfitted the campus makerspaces with a range of tools and equipment.


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Nuclear popcorn: Heavy nucleus changes shapes at different energies

A new paper sheds light on the nature of atomic nuclei.


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Collaborating for breakthroughs

The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carolina and NC State leverages the best of both universities to create a unique program for students.


Isabel Romero stands in a body of water with her equipment.

Algal Rhythms

Isabel Silva-Romero studies how ocean temperatures affect the food web on rocky reefs around the Galápagos Islands.


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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.