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Incoming Tar Heel will continue training as a “humanitarian warrior”

After serving five years in the Navy as a medic, incoming Carolina student Abel Miranda says he’s in the perfect place to continue his training as a “humanitarian warrior.”

Pa Chia Thao

New student wants to uncover the mysteries of the universe

Pa Chia Thao arrived at Carolina with two big goals: to find a community of Tar Heels working to advance astronomy, and to support the representation of women and minorities in the scientific field.

Jordan Epley

Why this singer chose Carolina over fame in Thailand

Not many college applications have a resume quite like Jordan Epley’s, which includes competing on Thailand’s “The Voice,” opening for a Nelly concert, and playing in the junior NBA. But after all that, coming to Carolina is still her dream.

Mark McCombs (top) exhibits his art at the Bridges 2018 Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. The origami sculpture in the forefront is “The answer inside” and the fractal image in the background is “Myth of Sisyphus.” This origami sculpture (below) is called “And yet you go on.”

Mastering the art of math

When you take a look at Mark McCombs’ artwork, be sure to consider the mathematical equations behind them. The swirling pieces of paper and repeating designs in this mathematics teaching professor’s art is a study in mathematical symmetry.

Michele Kelley

Graduate student profile: Michele Kelley

The Graduate School speaks with physics graduate student Michele Kelley, recipient of a Royster Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Pictured is a perovskite solar mini-module. Pictured is a perovskite solar mini-module in front of the Old Well on campus .... trees are reflected in the solar panel's mirror-like surface.

Applied physical sciences research advances solar energy

In an article published this month in Science, researchers in the Huang Group in the College of Arts & Sciences’ department of applied physical sciences revealed a new method for stabilizing perovskite solar cells and discussed the implications it has on the future of solar energy and other technologies.

Graphical image says "Well Said" and shows the top of a blue dome that represents the Old Well.

Well Said: Fighting for women in math

On this week’s episode of UNC’s “Well Said” podcast, doctoral student Katrina Morgan discusses founding the Girls Talk Math summer camp and explains how the program has been giving local high school girls a new outlook on mathematics.