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Do dinosaurs and birds flock together?

A retired Carolina biologist’s new book offers more evidence to contradict the prevailing theory that today’s birds evolved from advanced dinosaurs and why that’s important.


Headshot of Jessica Reid standing in front of the arboretum on campus

One student’s effort to communicate the urgency of climate change

Carolina junior Jessica Reid has written a book to help people understand climate change and communicate more effectively about the issue.


The Old Well on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 8, 2021. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Nineteen graduate students at UNC receive NSF fellowships

Nineteen graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill have received prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for 2021.


Enrique Toloza

Alumnus Enrique Toloza awarded the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

The fellowship supports graduate study for students who are either immigrants or children of immigrants who demonstrate creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment.


a hand holds a snake for UNC Science Week celebration.

Celebrate UNC Science Week April 11-17

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting UNC Science Week — an entire week of virtual events to celebrate the amazing and important STEM research at Carolina  — from April 11-17 as part of the annual North Carolina Science Festival.


From left, Alexandra Odum and Diamond Holloman

The Graduate School announces Horizon and Impact Award winners

Each year, The Graduate School honors graduate students for their powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for people and communities in North Carolina. Eleven Impact Awards and five Horizon Awards were announced during Graduate and Professional Student Week.


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Sound and the COVID-19 shutdown

A new study published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America used urban acoustics to monitor changes in human activity during the COVID-19 shutdown in Las Vegas.