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Paul Dayton

Dayton wins prestigious ultrasonics award

Paul Dayton is the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonics Award presented by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society.

JJ Bauer gestures in front of her computer in her office as she teaches an online class.

The Great Pivot

When classes once again shifted to remote delivery in fall 2020, faculty across the College of Arts & Sciences, with the help of technology and instructional learning experts, say they were better prepared for it.

Walk Outside

Overcoming Zoom fatigue

Isolation and working from home are taking a toll on daily movement. Getting 30 minutes of exercise a day makes a positive difference. Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, “Zoom fatigue” is a growing problem. Work-related meetings are nothing new, but remaining in the same chair and staring into a screen while clicking from one digital meeting to another is … Continued

Michael Ramsey showing the MX908TM, a handheld tool developed by 908 Devices, a company whose fundamental technology was developed by Ramsey, who serves as the firm's scientific founder. First responders use the device to quickly detect chemical, explosive, drug and hazmat threats. (photo by Sarah Daniels)

‘Believe in your ideas and persevere’

Michael Ramsey, Ph.D. will be recognized as the UNC Inventor of the Year at the 2020 Celebration of Inventorship, which honors UNC-Chapel Hill researchers for their contributions to inventions and patents.

Charlotte Dorn

Charlotte Dorn takes an unforeseen opportunity and finds her path forward

At Carolina, earning a Liberal Arts degree offers those with a passion in the STEM fields a unique opportunity to supplement and enrich their studies, to consider application and impact, and be inspired by the world around them

A scientist in a mask works closeup on a screen in a nanotechnology lab at Carolina in CHANL. Photo by Donn Young.

NSF renews $5.5 million nanotechnology grant

UNC-Chapel Hill joins Duke and NC State in a continued commitment to expanding nanotechnology access with NSF grant to the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network.

Old Well with summer flowers in front.

University leaders announce important academic updates

Undergraduate instruction will be paused Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, to give students time to transition to remote learning, campus leaders announced Thursday.