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Keely Muscatell wearing a face mask in front of the South Building at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Muscatell awarded Young Investigator Grant

Assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience Keely Muscatell’s research addresses the topic of how race-related stress affects the brain among Black Americans with schizophrenia.

Collage shows pics of from left, top row: Mohit Bansal and Angela Smith; bottom row: Andrea Bohlman and William Sturkey

2020 Hettleman Prizes awarded to exceptional early-career faculty

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four promising faculty members who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise. Three are in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Photo of Nehemiah Stewart

#GDTBATH: Nehemiah Stewart

Senior Nehemiah Stewart used the skills he honed in the research lab to launch an innovative take on ridesharing services last year. Now, the Tar Heel is using his entrepreneurial experience to bring a new social venture to life.

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.