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Leading with boldness

Using a scientific approach, Kevin M. Guskiewicz makes the tough calls required of a chancellor, always putting people first.

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Hogan wins national biology teaching award

Kelly Hogan, associate dean of instructional innovation in the College of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers Four-Year Teaching Award.

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New study shows COVID-19 shapes approval of political leaders

A new study reveals an interesting phenomenon that occurred during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic: a surge in support for political leaders.  

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Doing COVID-19 Dirty Work

Employing wastewater epidemiology, UNC microbiologist Rachel Noble is leading a state-wide collaboration tracking novel coronavirus outbreaks across North Carolina.

Keely Muscatell wearing a face mask in front of the South Building at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Muscatell awarded Young Investigator Grant

Assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience Keely Muscatell’s research addresses the topic of how race-related stress affects the brain among Black Americans with schizophrenia.

Collage shows pics of from left, top row: Mohit Bansal and Angela Smith; bottom row: Andrea Bohlman and William Sturkey

2020 Hettleman Prizes awarded to exceptional early-career faculty

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four promising faculty members who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise. Three are in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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#GDTBATH: Nehemiah Stewart

Senior Nehemiah Stewart used the skills he honed in the research lab to launch an innovative take on ridesharing services last year. Now, the Tar Heel is using his entrepreneurial experience to bring a new social venture to life.