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Carolina Tar Heels use high-tech mouthguards in player safety research

Use of the NFL’s mouthguard sensor at collegiate level will broaden, inform head injury reduction efforts for elite athletes.


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Researchers identify how bacteria makes copper into an antibiotic

Chemists at UNC-Chapel Hill and UC Davis discover the microbial process that turns a metal into an antibiotic.


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Alumnus named Carolina’s 53rd Rhodes Scholar

Justin Hadad ’21 majored in economics and applied physics and minored in Latin. At Carolina, he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an Honors Carolina laureate and an entrepreneur.


Photo of Ben Frey in his office by Megan May.

The sanctity of Cherokee

As a result of systemic oppression, there are fewer than 200 native Cherokee speakers in North Carolina. UNC scholars are teaming up to create a new translation model and grow the literary library of works available in Cherokee.


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A new way to explore the night sky

A group of graduate students led by associate professor Nick Law have spent the past year designing, engineering and developing a prototype for a new telescope system that will allow researchers to explore phenomena that no one has been capable of exploring before.


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Graduate students pioneer peer mentorship program

Graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and in the Department of Chemistry pioneered a peer-mentorship initiative, alongside The Graduate School’s professional development program, in order to better serve incoming graduate students.


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The impact of COVID-19 on adolescents’ mental health

Andrea Hussong, professor and associate director of clinical psychology in the department of psychology and neuroscience, has been studying the impact of COVID-19 on adolescents’ mental health. We spoke with Hussong on her research for University Research Week.


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