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Nicolas Pegard in his lab at UNC, surrounded by optical equipment.

Optimizing optics

Nicolas Pégard’s lab helps neuroscientists tackle research challenges with custom-designed optical technology.


A collage shows a line drawing of a basketball player shooting a basketball into a hoop from different angles.

AI Training with a Human Touch

UNC is transforming AI’s future with a human-centric approach in the Ego-Exo4D project, led by an international consortium of 14 universities in partnership with Meta AI.


Conor Kerr sits in front of exhibits at the Carolina Basketball Museum.

Conor Kerr is teaming up student statisticians with UNC’s varsity sports

A junior, Kerr founded the Sports Analysis Intelligence Laboratory to connect undergraduates with a passion for statistics with opportunities through Carolina Athletics.


Senay Yitbarek stands in front of a Galapagos sign.

Seed grant funds biology professor’s Galapagos research

Thanks to a Center for Galapagos Studies seed grant, Senay Yitbarek traveled to the Galapagos this summer to conduct research on host-pathogen dynamics on San Cristobal Island.


Headshot of Alexandrea Ravenelle outdoors

Precarious workers in unprecedented times

Alexandrea Ravenelle’s latest book explores how COVID-19 affected the most vulnerable wage-earners.


A winter view of the Old Well as seen through the branches of a holly tree with red berries.

International ranking includes 41 “highly cited researchers” at Carolina

In 2023, more than 40 researchers from Carolina made Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as trailblazers among their peers, an increase from 2022’s rankings. The list includes researchers from the College of Arts and Sciences.


Two puzzle pieces showing an interlocking red heart lie on a wood plank on the ground.

Gratitude and shared laughter are like probiotics for your relationship

UNC psychologist Sara Algoe and her team are taking a deep dive into what makes couples love, bond and stay happy — together.