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New initiative will study technology and the adolescent brain

When Jim Winston Jr. (’B.A. history ’81, Ph.D. psychology ’92) walks his kids into school, he passes through throngs of older students — heads down, glued to their cell phones. Winston said the obliviousness bothered him. After doing some research about how technology affects developing brains, his feelings about the rampant phone use shifted from annoyance to alarm. “Neurobiologically, kids … Continued

Bringing sociology to the business world — and beyond

Lindsay Guzowski (M.A. sociology ’04) credits her time and experiences at UNC-Chapel Hill with setting her on the path to where she is today. She recalled a colloquium where a professor discussed his research on twins. She was inspired by the amount of insight that can be gleaned from a dataset. “That has actually shaped where I have gone in … Continued

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25 earn 2021 University Teaching Awards

This year’s winners persevered during the pandemic to remain focused on their students.

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UNC researchers launch “Carolina Tracker,” a resource for pandemic recovery

Carolina Tracker project is an online site offering day-to-day information on how North Carolinians’ lives have changed since the onset of the pandemic. Produced by the department of city and regional planning, Carolina Tracker presents easy-to-use, publicly-available data for policymakers and North Carolinians to use. 

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From economics course to entrepreneurial experience

UNC-Chapel Hill course gives students a safe zone to learn, practice and experiment with entrepreneurial skills as they develop innovative ventures. Which team’s idea rose to the top this semester?

Patrick Clinch

Carolina senior receives the Marshall Scholarship to study in the UK

Patrick Clinch is Carolina’s 21st Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Scholarship covers university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grants, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, and fares to and from the United States.

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Winter 2020 graduate: Providing an academic view on battle rap

When Jordan Davis graduates this December from Carolina with a master’s degree in anthropology, he will leave having written the first academic thesis on contemporary battle rap.