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Pictured from left to right: Gloria Thomas, Director of the Carolina Women's Center Undergraduate: Emily Hagstrom Grad student (shared): Katrina Morgan and Francesca Bernardi Staff: Erica Wallace Faculty: Marcey Waters Chancellor Carol Folt University Awards for the Advancement of Women. Held at the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in Wilson Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. March 5, 2018. (Jon Gardiner/UNCCH-Chapel Hill)

Spotlight shines on Advancement of Women Award winners

Five women who spend much of their time helping other women and girls had their moment in the spotlight March 5.


Symmetrical brain corals look exactly as their name suggests — a series of convoluted valleys and ridges, which are filled with a yellow-brown alga called zooxanthella that gives the corals their color. (photo by Mary Lide Parker)

Transporting corals in southern Belize

In December, graduate students from the UNC Department of Marine Sciences spent 10 days transplanting corals on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in southern Belize. The data they collect from this research could impact coral reef conservation efforts in the future.


Carolina senior Lindsay Player has been giving piano lessons to Matthew for four years through the student organization Musical Empowerment. They are pictured here holding a sign that says "Music Matters."

Senior science major shares her passion for music with the community

While UNC-Chapel Hill senior Lindsay Player ’18 balances a major in biology and a double minor in chemistry and neuroscience, she uses music as a way to enhance her performance in the lab. Player is senior co-president of Musical Empowerment.


Campus scene of the Old Well created using a tilt-shift filter effect.

Fifty-seven graduate students receive fellowships to advance their scholarship and teaching

Fifty-seven graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences have received fellowships funded by private support to advance their scholarship and teaching. Increasing support for graduate students has been a priority of Kevin Guskiewicz since he became dean in 2016.


Yaiza Canzani

Mathematics’ Yaiza Canzani named a Sloan Fellow ‘rising star’

Yaiza Canzani, an assistant professor of mathematics in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship.


Photo of Star Man in the Tesla in space with Earth in background

UNC astronomers track roadster-driving ‘Starman’

Last week’s launch of a sports car into space — it was a publicity stunt for a commercial rocket liftoff—has captivated sky watchers the world over, but perhaps none more than those who study the stars as their profession.


Bautch receives $6 million outstanding investigator award

Victoria Bautch, chair of the biology department, has been awarded a $6 million Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH-NHLBI).