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Exploring the changing coast of North Carolina

Hard science and creative writing combine in a Carolina course that explores one of the state’s most magnificent treasures.

Tai Huynh

Serving the Chapel Hill community

As senior Tai Huynh begins his final semester at Carolina, he’ll be splitting time between his computer science courses and serving the Town of Chapel Hill as a Town Council member.


Personalized drug delivery in 3D

On a mission for innovation and translational science, Rahima Benhabbour is using 3D-printing technology and her startup company AnelleO to create a breakthrough in women’s health.

CHANL Scientific Art Competition

Science = Art

Let these winners from CHANL’s Scientific Art Competition inspire you to enter your own art.

Detail photo of someone heading up stairwell in FedEx Global. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

The 10-minute fitness plan

Associate professor Abbie Smith-Ryan’s research shows that short periods of exercise can yield relatively quick health improvements.

Ice cover on the Yukon River approaching its confluence with the Tanana River in Alaska. Courtesy Landsat imagery/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and U.S. Geological Survey

New study estimates the global extent of river ice loss as Earth warms

A new study “The past and future of global river ice” from researchers in the Department of Geological Sciences was published in the journal Nature. It is the first study to look at the future of river ice on a global scale.

Screen capture from video of UNC students working on toys to adapt them for use for kids with disabilities.

Tar Heels modify toys for children with disabilities

A new student group called “Carolina Adapts Toys for Children with Handicaps” is working to “catch” the kids who fall through the cracks of the mainstream toy market.