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Theo Dingemans (photo courtesy of Innovate Carolina)

Interdisciplinary team discovers double helix structure in synthetic macromolecule

Researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called “PBDT” has a rare double helix structure, opening possibilities for use in a variety of applications.

Warm winter weather scenes in Coker Arboretum on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Graduate student research benefits North Carolina

The UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School has honored 20 graduate students in programs throughout the University with the 2019 Impact Awards and Horizon Awards. The awards celebrate the graduate students’ powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for people and communities in North Carolina.

Ramesh Raskar, innovator, to give 2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony keynote address

Ramesh Raskar (Ph.D. computer science ’02) will give the keynote address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

Terry Rhodes (photo by Johnny Andrews)

Rhodes appointed interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

As Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences since 2012, Rhodes has long championed the value of the arts and humanities to a well-rounded education throughout her more than three decades at Carolina.

Old Well snow (photo by Donn Young)

Two dozen earn 2019 University Teaching Awards

Each year, the University recognizes faculty, staff and students for outstanding teaching. Many of the winners are in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Thorne and his collaborators won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017. (photo by Donn Young) This photo shows him gesturing to the audience and is a closeup shot.

Nobel laureate shares his love of science and art in campus talk

Theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Kip Thorne combines a love of art and science in his work, and he shared that passion with an audience that packed Memorial Hall on Thursday evening.

A large closeup pic of corals; a new study shows that current fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change.

New research suggests a different approach to protecting reef-building corals

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause of the global decline of reef-building corals and that the only effective solution is to immediately and drastically reduce … Continued