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AAAS selects 4 faculty as fellows
College of Arts and Sciences and Gillings professors receive one of the most distinguished honors in the scientific community.
Jane Austen’s Desk
A new NEH grant will support UNC scholars’ creation of an immersive web environment designed to bring Jane Austen’s writing room — and her world — to life.
Bloomable robot, folding electronics enhance patient treatment
A research team including Wubin Bai, assistant professor in the department of applied physical sciences, has developed “bloomable” robots, microelectronics that fold to fit inside catheters for more effective and safer implementation.
Impact Awards honor graduate student research and contributions to North Carolina
The Graduate School announced its 2023 Impact Awards, which are designed to recognize the significance of graduate student research and students’ contributions to North Carolina in areas of education, economic, physical, social or cultural well-being. Three winners are from the College.
Carolina study shows habitual checking of social media may impact young adolescents’ brain development
The study provides some of the first findings on how social media usage could have long-standing and important consequences on the development of adolescent brains.
Carolina maintains its rankings as a leading U.S. research institution
Between July 2020 and the end of June 2021, Carolina increased its annual research expenditures to $1.2 billion across all fields, with federal awards accounting for $748 million. The College of Arts and Sciences is the third-largest research enterprise on campus ($134.8M in FY22).
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.”