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Well Said: Hurricanes and storm surges

Hurricane season has been relatively quiet on the East Coast so far this year. But the season is far from over. In this podcast, Rick Luettich, director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, discusses hurricanes and the damaging storm surges that wreak havoc before and after the storms.

Temperature helps drive the emergence of different personalities in spiders

UNC research led by biology postdoctoral fellow Spencer Ingley shows that In part, personalities emerged to protect societies against extreme temperature changes.

Computer scientist Diane Pozefsky: ‘I started building software and saw the impact it could have’

Diane Pozefsky is a research professor and director of undergraduate studies in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences Department of Computer Science. Pozefsky’s expertise includes software engineering and the social, legal, and ethical issues concerning information technology. She also helped build the networks for the 1998 Nagano Olympics and the IBM Corporation.

Isolated coral reefs far from human activity are not healthier

New UNC-Chapel Hill research shows that coral reef decline illustrates far reach of climate change — and that local solutions alone cannot restore coral populations

Chemist Bo Li wins Rita Allen Foundation award for biomedical research

UNC chemist Bo Li was recently selected as a 2016 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar. The award recognizes outstanding young leaders in biomedical research.

Tar Heels venture into space medicine

Diana Dayal and Bobby Hazel are spending their summer working alongside researchers from NASA, academia and industry to better understand Vision Impairment and Intracranial Pressure syndrome.

Geology graduate student Margaret Jones: ‘Let curiosity and fun guide you’

Margaret Jones is a graduate student studying geological sciences in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. Her thesis work involves developing a shoreline-change model to determine coastal responses to climate change.