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Brain-Body Breakthroughs

Psychoneuroimmunology. It’s a mouthful, but it’s also a burgeoning field addressing how psychological stress impacts the brain and the body. Keely Muscatell is one of just a few scholars conducting research within this realm.

Coastal scientist Laura Moore (left) and dramatic art faculty member Kathryn Hunter-Williams in front of a black curtain in a room in the Center for Dramatic Art.


An upcoming performance set on fictional Rollover Island fuses science and art to show the effects of climate change on one coastal community. The Process Series presents a staged reading of the play March 24-25.

A photo illustration depicting the impacts of social media on mental health in teenagers (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/UNC-Chapel Hill). A teen holds a cell phone while walking across the street.

New center to study impact of technology, social media on adolescent brains

Winston Family Foundation gift to psychology and neuroscience builds on three years of research on the link between technology use and adolescent mental health.

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2022 Board of Governors’, Sitterson, Mentor and Friday Teaching Awards

Learn about laughing meditation field trips, 30-second personal pitch sessions and other ways these award winners engage students.

Four graduate alumni receive The Graduate School Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

Each year, The Graduate School recognizes four doctoral candidates or recent doctoral graduates for creating exceptional dissertations.

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Carolina initiative receives $7.5M to power future tech

UNC-Chapel Hill leads a group of four universities awarded $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop organic semiconductors for the next generation of electronics. Wei You in the department of chemistry is principal investigator on the project.

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2022 Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Learn why one instructor assigned his students to do “The Twist,” how five-question lecture quizzes became a surprising class favorite and more.