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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.

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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.

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University to switch to remote instruction, reduce residential density

The shift comes after several reported clusters of positive COVID-19 cases over the past week.

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Department of Energy funds milestone North Carolina-led initiative to advance solar energy research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will provide $100 million in funding to new artificial photosynthesis research projects, including a $40 million award to the North Carolina-based Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE) to accelerate fundamental research of the production of fuels from sunlight.   

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Acute exercise has beneficial effects on the immune system during prostate cancer

New research found that in prostate cancer survivors, a moderate bout of exercise kept the cell count of certain type of immune cells at a normal level, suggesting the exercise is safe for prostate cancer survivors.

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Carolina Away to support incoming students in transition to college life

This fall, Carolina’s incoming first-year and transfer students will have the opportunity to participate in Carolina Away, a new remote learning program designed specifically for the coronavirus pandemic.