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Dr. Rick Leuttich, director of the UNC Center for Natural Hazards and Disasters, uses computer modeling to predict storm surge from hurricanes and the areas effected.

UNC Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Extreme Weather Events with Interdisciplinary Approach

Piehler, along with Elizabeth Frankenberg and Rick Luettich, are leading a new project combining methods, insights, and data to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies for future storms and flooding.

Banjo by chance

UNC senior Anne Jarrell picked up the banjo on a whim at age 14 when her dad rescued one from a dumpster. She’s now been honored for her skills with the instrument by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Charles H. "Pete" Peterson in his lab.

Marine sciences community mourns the loss of Pete Peterson

Charles H. “Pete” Peterson, Ph.D., 74, distinguished professor emeritus at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences, passed away Oct. 24 surrounded by family in his Pine Knoll Shores home.

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Research leads the way

Last spring, the coronavirus pandemic disrupted everything. UNC Research helped chart a course to the new normal.

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Margarett McBride

Margarett McBride, a PhD student in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, focuses her research on how neighborhood contexts shape parenting and youth well-being in Black families.

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Data science builds bridges

Collaborative data science enhances discoveries by Carolina’s computer scientists, biostatisticians and health care professionals.

Alyson Nelson in white lab coat and face shield stares at the camera with lab in the background.

Reppin’ Research: Alyson Nelson

OUR Student Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill who work with the Office for Undergraduate Research in the College of Arts & Sciences to promote a culture of research on campus. Featured researcher: Alyson Nelson.