Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Emma Johnson jokes about how many times she changed her major, but her path to academic success illustrates the beauty of Carolina’s General College and the many research opportunities available to students.
UNC scientists were co-principal investigators and collaborators for projects described in the Sept. 6 special issue of the journal Nature describing the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) Project. The Human Genome Project produced an almost complete list of the 3 billion pairs of chemical letters in the DNA that embodies the genetic code — but little about the way this … Continued
As UNC marine scientist Marc Alperin says, “You can’t study the environment without going into the environment.” Going “into the environment” is what this unique marine science class is all about. (WATCH A VIDEO)
Donald Haggis and Seth Kotch in the College of Arts and Sciences have received National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards for research that explores an archaeological project on the island of Crete and Civil Rights-era journalism.
With each breath, we inhale life-sustaining, oxygen-rich air. But that same air is also riddled with germs that threaten our health. Now, in collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine, scientists reveal evolution’s design for keeping our lungs clean and healthy.
UNC has always been rich in legends and traditions. One popular legend says that if you take a sip of water from the Old Well on the first day of classes, you’ll get a 4.0 GPA. Enjoy this time-lapse video of students stopping by for a sip of good luck.
While the American women’s gymnastics team is shining at the London Olympics, an outstanding Carolina gymnast has been having an international adventure of her own.