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Carolina clinical psychology professor Jonathan Abramowitz poses for a portrait under the arbor in Coker Arboretum. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

How to return to ‘normal’

Navigating new social etiquettes and reentering social situations after more than a year of the pandemic isn’t going to be a simple transition. Carolina clinical psychology professor Jonathan Abramowitz shared advice for easing the transition.


Alayna Mackiewicz in front of the water with a sailboat in the background.

Summer Research Fellow Spotlight: Alayna Mackiewicz

Alayna Mackiewicz, a Ph.D. student in the department of biology, is the 2021 recipient of a summer research fellowship which allowed her to travel to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to conduct research at a renowned research lab in biological sciences.


The phrase #GDTBATH (meaning Good Day to Be a Tar Heel) is in the top left corner with Sarah Paschal's name in the bottom right. Sarah is shown jumping rope in the air.

#GDTBATH: Sarah Paschal

Rising junior Sarah Paschal has spent the past two years training and performing with Carolina Jump Rope. The group competes against other universities and jump rope clubs from around the country and dazzles crowds with spins and flips.


Addie Wilson dressed in yellow Tshirt smiles at the camera while holding a piece of equipment containing bees.

A buzz about Carolina

Senior Addie Wilson has always been interested in environmentalism, but what that looked like changed after she learned about the Carolina Beekeeping Club.


Plant immune proteins trigger cell death

Plant cells self-destruct to survive. After detecting a pathogen, they set off a chain reaction that ultimately destroys them, preventing disease from spreading. Now, scientists, led by UNC biologist Jeff Dangl, have discovered the mechanism behind this self-destruction.


Stacy Zhang stands on a beach in Morehead City with a mask on conducting research.

On the edge of discovery

Postdoctoral researcher Stacy Zhang with the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences is on the frontlines of helping navigate challenges facing North Carolina’s coast.


Cartoon drawings of male and female figures carry different colored puzzle pieces.

A class act

Psychology and neuroscience professor Andrea Hussong celebrates the resiliency of her spring-semester undergraduates, who endured pandemic challenges together.