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UNC student organizes TEDxBeijing event

When Chenxi “Chex” Yu left Chapel Hill to spend the summer in Beijing, China, as part of the UNC-Peking University Entrepreneurship Summer Internship program, she knew she would have some great learning experiences. But she didn’t know she would make history.

Nicewicz receives Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Chemist David Nicewicz at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a 2012 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. The fellowship is worth $875,000 over five years. Nicewicz, an assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, is among 16 scientists to be awarded the unrestricted grants from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. … Continued

Genome Sciences Building dedicated Oct.12.

With the dedication of the new Genome Sciences Building at 3:30 p.m. on University Day, Oct. 12, 2012, Carolina is prepared to meet new challenges in the rapidly evolving field of genome science.

New study explores one of South America’s most active volcanoes

Tungurahua or “throat of fire” is one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in South America, located about 85 miles south of Ecuador’s capital of Quito. UNC geologist Jonathan M. Lees and fellow researchers from three institutions are undertaking a groundbreaking new study of the volcano with funding from the National Science Foundation.

For cilia’s sake

UNC researchers debunk a long-held theory about how our lungs function and devise a way to measure mucus pressure (think blood pressure). This is a key step in helping patients with respiratory problems.

Ramsey recognized for outstanding achievements in separation science

UNC chemist Michael Ramsey has won an award for outstanding contributions to the fields of separation science and technology.

‘Doing Great Things in a Quiet Way’: Graduate student fellowship honors psychology professor

In a distinguished 40-year career at UNC, W. Grant Dahlstrom, Kenan Professor of Psychology, did great things in a quiet way. A graduate fellowship honoring Dahlstrom is now providing support for a clinical psychology student.