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From left to right, Todd Vision (UNC), Jim Balhoff (RENCI), Wasila Dahdul (U-South Dakota), Josef Uyeda (Virginia Tech) and Hilmar Lapp (Duke).

New project aims to bring semantics to evolutionary trees

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will play key roles in a new project that applies semantic technologies developed by computer and information scientists to the field of evolutionary biology.

Superhero Project graphics director Lahari Pullakhandam sketches a superhero in the Undergraduate Library. The student organization aims to empower UNC Childrens Hopsital patients to be strong when they feel weak.

‘Finding strength through creative means’

Jack Davis, a political science major, created the Superhero Project last year to pair UNC Children’s Hospital patients with Carolina students and local artists to create superheroes modeled after the children. The initiative is designed to empower them to be strong when they feel weak.

Morgan Yapundich

Women in Science: Q&A with Morgan Yapundich

Senior Morgan Yapundich is an undergraduate researcher majoring in chemistry within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on pharmacological experiments that will shed light on how a drug induces cellular death in cancer cells.

Barbara Fredrickson

Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson to receive $100,000 TANG Prize

UNC psychologist Barbara Fredrickson will be awarded the TANG Prize to honor her “exceptional contributions to the well-being of humanity” on Nov. 12 in Toronto, Canada. Fredrickson, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, is a leading researcher in the science of positive emotions.

Allbritton recieving the faculty service award at the University Day ceremony, held Thursday October 12, 2017 at Memorial Hall. Photo by John Gardiner.

Allbritton receives 2017 Edward Kidder Graham Award

Nancy Allbritton, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry, received the 2017 Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award at University Day, which recognizes distinguished service to the state, the nation and the University by a faculty member.

football helmet

Football position and length of play affect brain impact

Researchers have found that damage to white matter in the brains of former college and professional football players due to recurrent head impacts can be related to playing position and career duration, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

Public invited to attend Nov. 1 Three Minute Thesis competition

Ten graduate students will walk to the front of the auditorium, with three minutes – and not a second more – to present their original research findings before an attentive audience and panel of judges, competing for a $1,000 grand prize.