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Mitch Prinstein (photo by Somer Hadley, Revolution Studios)

UNC-Chapel Hill selects “Popular” for 2018 Summer Reading Program

“Popular: Finding Happiness and Success in a World that Cares Too Much about the Wrong Kinds of Relationships” is the 2018 selection for the Carolina Summer Reading Program. The book is written by UNC-Chapel Hill Psychology Professor Mitch Prinstein.


Public policy major Aditi Adhikari stands in front of her poster, "Promoting Engagement in a Healthy Masculinity Program for Boys in Rural Nicaragua"

Undergraduate research is the star at annual celebration

ideas of masculinity. (photo by Kristen Chavez) Morehead-Cain scholars Aditi Adhikari and Rishika Reddy spent two months in rural Nicaragua last summer working on a curriculum to help young boys develop a healthy idea of masculinity. They were among nearly 200 students presenting their research in poster and panel sessions at the 19th annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research.


Distinct protein droplets form with different RNA. The image shows pink and green dots floating around a black space.

UNC researchers unveil new information about what goes on in the rush-hour-like environment of a living cell

New paper in Science shows that RNAs help certain molecules come together in liquid-like protected compartments, information that could have implications for understanding neurodegenerative diseases.


Photo of a loggerhead sea turtle on a beach

UNC-Chapel Hill study finds genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides loggerhead sea turtles home

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides valuable insight into the navigation and nesting behaviors of loggerhead sea turtles that could inform future conservation efforts. Loggerhead sea turtles that nest on beaches with similar magnetic fields are genetically similar to one another, according to a new study by UNC-Chapel Hill biologists Kenneth J. Lohmann and … Continued


Two computer screens side by side read: Celebrating the 21st Century's Breakthrough Science" and "Bio Mechanics Day"

Carolina biomechanics labs host local students

A group of 40 high school students from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics visited several UNC-Chapel Hill biomechanic labs on April 11 to learn more about the emerging field, which uses tools from engineering to understand and improve the structure and function of biological systems.


Public Service Award recipients. From left to right: Casey Rawson, Celeste Brown and Brian Hogan.

Public service takes the spotlight at April 9 awards ceremony

A community-based partnership to reduce heart disease, a mentorship program for high school students and a program to protect victims from their abusers are some of the projects recognized at the 2018 Public Service Awards celebration on April 9.


Artist Marina Tsaplina performs on stage with her puppet.

Performance and workshop focus on why art matters in medicine

Performance artist Marina Tsaplina, who has lived with Type 1 diabetes since she was 2, attempted to unpack the question — What does art do, and why does it matter in medicine? — at a recent event at UNC-Chapel Hill.