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Latasha Mingo (middle) with Chris Clemens, senior associate dean for natural sciences; and Karen Gil, former dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Pederson Distinguished Professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience. (photo by Kristen Chavez) Mingo is holding her check and award.

Latasha Mingo of psychology and neuroscience department named Manager of the Year

Latasha Mingo, department manager for psychology and neuroscience, has been named Manager of the Year in the College of Arts & Sciences. The award was presented at the College’s Award in Management luncheon on April 18.

Mitch Prinstein (photo by Somer Hadley, Revolution Studios)

UNC-Chapel Hill selects “Popular” for 2018 Summer Reading Program

“Popular: Finding Happiness and Success in a World that Cares Too Much about the Wrong Kinds of Relationships” is the 2018 selection for the Carolina Summer Reading Program. The book is written by UNC-Chapel Hill Psychology Professor Mitch Prinstein.

Public policy major Aditi Adhikari stands in front of her poster, "Promoting Engagement in a Healthy Masculinity Program for Boys in Rural Nicaragua"

Undergraduate research is the star at annual celebration

ideas of masculinity. (photo by Kristen Chavez) Morehead-Cain scholars Aditi Adhikari and Rishika Reddy spent two months in rural Nicaragua last summer working on a curriculum to help young boys develop a healthy idea of masculinity. They were among nearly 200 students presenting their research in poster and panel sessions at the 19th annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research.

Distinct protein droplets form with different RNA. The image shows pink and green dots floating around a black space.

UNC researchers unveil new information about what goes on in the rush-hour-like environment of a living cell

New paper in Science shows that RNAs help certain molecules come together in liquid-like protected compartments, information that could have implications for understanding neurodegenerative diseases.

Photo of a loggerhead sea turtle on a beach

UNC-Chapel Hill study finds genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides loggerhead sea turtles home

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides valuable insight into the navigation and nesting behaviors of loggerhead sea turtles that could inform future conservation efforts. Loggerhead sea turtles that nest on beaches with similar magnetic fields are genetically similar to one another, according to a new study by UNC-Chapel Hill biologists Kenneth J. Lohmann and … Continued

Two computer screens side by side read: Celebrating the 21st Century's Breakthrough Science" and "Bio Mechanics Day"

Carolina biomechanics labs host local students

A group of 40 high school students from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics visited several UNC-Chapel Hill biomechanic labs on April 11 to learn more about the emerging field, which uses tools from engineering to understand and improve the structure and function of biological systems.

Public Service Award recipients. From left to right: Casey Rawson, Celeste Brown and Brian Hogan.

Public service takes the spotlight at April 9 awards ceremony

A community-based partnership to reduce heart disease, a mentorship program for high school students and a program to protect victims from their abusers are some of the projects recognized at the 2018 Public Service Awards celebration on April 9.