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Achieve life goals with these 5 tips

Tackle big changes by checking off small goals daily, says a Carolina expert on motivation and behaviors.


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A classroom on the Core Sound

More than a dozen Tar Heels spent last semester on the coast taking classes and conducting real-world research on a new issue impacting the barrier islands of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.


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Disassembling Evolution’s Engine

When a research project centered on evolution within spadefoot toads fell through, Emily Harmon shifted her focus to microscopic swimmers called rotifers. The biology PhD student is studying an animal’s ability to adapt in one generation, which could inform conservation efforts in the face of climate change.


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Teaching Awards honor 25 educators

Selected from more than 800 nominations, the winners of the 2022 University Teaching Awards will receive special recognition at the Jan. 15 men’s basketball game. Many of the winners are in the College of Arts & Sciences.


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#GDTBATH: Kyla Locklear

Since she first arrived in Chapel Hill, junior Kyla Locklear has been dedicated to bringing awareness to Carolina’s Native American community. The UNC American Indian Center quickly became the perfect place for Locklear to work toward that goal.


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The Smorgasbord Scientist

Why do some organisms live in groups? What influences their cooperation with one another? How do they choose their mates? PhD student Brian Lerch has a lot of questions about ecology and evolutionary biology — and he strives to answer them using math.


Sayan Banerjee

Finding patterns in randomness

As a young man, Sayan Banerjee, assistant professor of statistics and operations, fell in love with the “poetic” side of mathematics.