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University Teaching Awards collage. Clockwise from top: Elizabeth Havice, Frank Leibfarth, Richard Goldberg, Brian Taylor, Yuki Aratake.

Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Learn more about how one professor made his large classes feel small and another showed how topics studied in class are applied and used .


Carolina scientists earn prestigious Keck Award

UNC-Chapel Hill scientists Charles Carter, Qi Zhang, and Abigail Knight were awarded $1 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation to answer the age-old question: How did life on Earth begin?


Nature’s Compass

How can animals travel thousands of miles on a migratory path yet most people need to rely on GPS to get around town? UNC researcher Brian Taylor explores the ability of many animals to use the earth’s magnetic field for navigation in hopes of improving humanmade systems.


Chemist Jeffrey Dick awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship

Jeffrey Dick, assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was recently named a 2021 Sloan Research Fellow.  


Xiao-Ming Liu seen collecting water samples

Unearthing the Planet’s History

How did the planet become what it is today? UNC geochemist Xiao-Ming Liu collects samples of soil, rocks, and water from places like Hawaii to find the answer.


Bartolome Island is one of the most frequently visited sites in the Galpagos archipelago. (photo by Megan May). Photo is a wide angle view of the island, with mountains and the ocean.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

About 71 percent of Earth is water. Of that water, 96.5 percent is oceans. So why do most air pollution and emissions studies focus on terrestrial research? An interdisciplinary team of UNC researchers has combined their expertise to determine how much marine-source emissions impact human health and the earth.


Malvika Choudhari standing outside of a UNC building

#GDTBATH: Malvika Choudhari

Sophomore Malvika Choudhari has taken on a new role as a Carolina Together Ambassador in an effort to keep her friends and fellow Tar Heels safe and together in Chapel Hill this spring.


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