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Confessions of a Climate Scientist

“We live on a planet with mostly water at the surface, and that water takes decades, basically a generation, to warm up or cool off. So, what one generation does to change climate—such as add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere — the next generation must live with,” writes Dean Jim White in a recent essay in the journal “Southern Cultures.”

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Studying the resilience of carbon-accumulating seagrass

Through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, Olivia Key ’25 conducted research on the resilience of seagrass beds, which have a potentially valuable role in reducing net carbon emissions in relation to climate change.

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2023 PARE Award Recipients

Postdoctoral Awards for Research Excellence (PARE) are given in recognition of the research promise demonstrated by individual postdoctoral scholars. Meet this year’s recipients, including those in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Madison Woo looks at human muscle cells through a microscope while Kellie Konitzer reads instructions during the class "Comparative Physiology" on March 20, 2019. During the lab, students analyzed the difference in human skeletal muscle cells, cardiac muscle cells, and smooth muscle cells. (Megan May/UNC Research)

$500,000 grant to support undergraduate researchers in biotechnology/drug discovery

The Office for Undergraduate Research in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a four-year, $500,000 grant from the Amgen Foundation to develop an undergraduate Amgen Scholars Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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UNC sport administration ranked third globally

 For the first time, the graduate program in sport administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been ranked among the top five graduate programs in sport business in the world.

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Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book is “Climate Change and Estuaries” (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group), edited by Michael J. Kennish, Hans W. Paerl and Joseph R. Crosswell.

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The Father Effect

Shauna Cooper in the department of psychology and neuroscience has spent over a decade studying Black fathers and their roles in child development.