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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).

Jonathan Jensen, an assistant professor of exercise and sport science, will be headed to the winter Olympics.

Sports marketing expert Jonathan Jensen is headed to the Olympics

The University Gazette recently published this Q&A with Jonathan Jensen, assistant professor of sport administration in the department of exercise and sport science. For the feature, “Carolina People,” Jensen talks about his research, and about his upcoming trip to the winter Olympics.

Johna Register-Mihalik, pictured here with a female research participant, research focuses on the prevention, education, consequences, and clinical management of recreation- and sport-related traumatic brain injury.

Johna Register-Mihalik focuses on prevention and treatment of concussions

Johna Register-Mihalik is an assistant professor in the department of exercise and sport science within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She is also a faculty member of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center and the Injury Prevention Research Center. Her research focuses on the prevention, education, consequences, and clinical management of recreation- and sport-related traumatic … Continued

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Exercise and sport science professor recommends 10 ways to work out at work

We spend a third of each day at work, many of us sitting at a desk or at a computer. This inactivity is so bad for us that some health experts have declared that “sitting is the new smoking.” If you’ve resolved to exercise more in 2018, check out these tips from Abbie Smith-Ryan, associate professor in the department of … Continued

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko in the music department was among the teaching winners recently announced by the University. (photo by Steve Exum)

Twenty-five earn 2018 University Teaching Awards

Twenty-five faculty members and teaching assistants, many of them in the College of Arts & Sciences, have been named winners of UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2018 University Teaching Awards.

Catherine Chen, a UNC PhD student in the Department of Biology, shows off a set of plastic spadefoot toads that she created to aid her research on their mating habits.

Making Scientists

Thanks to an industry partnership with Eastman and the Eastman Foundation, UNC’s BeAM makerspace program provides 3-D printer filament to students, faculty, and staff free of charge — encouraging a culture of creativity at Carolina.

Chalkboard showing numbers and figures in physics equations (graphic illustration by Corina Cudebec, Endeavors magazine)

Speaking Math

Imagine spending an entire lifetime reading one sentence — that’s the kind of problem Joaquín Drut faces every day. The UNC physicist works with numbers too large to compute in an effort to better understand the way our universe works.