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Jonathan Lucas stands in front of a body of water.

From Marine to marine scientist

Graduating master’s student Jonathan Lucas traded his military fatigues and boots for wetsuits and waders to return to school and earn a master’s degree in marine sciences.

Using neuroscience to help others

Daniel Ogunbamowo, once at risk of flunking out of school, turned his life around, got accepted to Carolina on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship and has continued to seize every opportunity since.

Tylar Watson with hands in the air on the lawn near the Bell Tower.

Graduating senior Tylar Watson prepares for career at Twitter

Tylar Watson — a computer science and women’s and gender studies double major — has been an advocate for underrepresented populations in tech.

Spring 2021 photo on campus shows white flowers and a pink flowering tree on campus. (photo by Donn Young)

Padua tapped for Executive Leadership Institute

Darin Padua, chair of the department of exercise and sport science in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been tapped for the University of North Carolina System’s Executive Leadership Institute.

Allison Dawn pictured standing in front of a waterway at sunset

#GDTBATH: Allison Dawn

Senior Allison Dawn has been using drone aerial imagery and tag data to study foraging patterns of blue whales, establishing baseline patterns and behaviors for the animals.

Photo of Kay Youngstrom posing on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus

Kay Youngstrom

Through an internship with Med Aditus, Kay Youngstrom uses data analysis to address which of the company’s drugs are most accessible and least susceptible to counterfeits in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A young couple with masks sit together; the young man has her head on the young man's shoulder.

Positive emotions and public health

Throughout history, societies have relied on people’s behaviors to help curb the spread of disease. A new paper offers the first evidence that the affective quality of people’s ordinary social interactions in both private and public spaces may shape infection-reducing behaviors during COVID-19.