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2021-22 Shuford Innovators in Residence: From left with photos, first row: Soltan Bryce: Healthcare, Eric Campbell, venture capital, Courtney Couch, entertainment, Hannah Elly, marketing. Second row, left to right, Dezbee McDaniel, healthcare, Shruti Shah, e-commerce, Dedren Sneed, technology.

Shuford Innovators-in-Residence to share diverse expertise and experiences with students

Seven new Shuford Innovators-in-Residence, all Carolina alumni, will support students in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship through academic lectures, professional development initiatives, mentoring opportunities and candid conversations across campus.

Former Director of National Intelligence retired Admiral Dennis Blair is the University’s first Knott Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Practice in the peace, war and defense curriculum in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/UNC-Chapel Hill).

9/11’s legacy

Two decades after the terrorist attacks, the country is dealing with the aftermath of two wars and a squandered opportunity for unity, says former Director of National Intelligence and professor of the practice Admiral Dennis Blair.

Lamar Richards stands at a podium.

Student Body President Lamar Richards named 2021 Presidential Fellow

Lamar Richards, a UNC-Chapel Hill junior and student body president, has been selected as a 2021 Presidential Fellow. Richards is pursuing a public policy major in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences and a human organizational leadership and development major in the UNC School of Education.

This summer, wildfires in the Western United States raged for months, and several European countries experienced unprecedented flooding. In total, these natural disasters have caused billions of dollars in damage and the deaths of hundreds. (Adobe stock images)

Fires and floods sweep the globe

In the aftermath of extreme weather events, considering the long-term well-being of affected people and places is critical, says sociologist Elizabeth Frankenberg, director of the Carolina Population Center.

Navin Bapat holds a copy of his book, "Monsters to Destroy." (photo by Kristen Chavez)

Insight into Afghanistan

In its 20 years in Afghanistan, the United States scored some victories in the war on terror, but terrorism expert Navin Bapat fears that the current U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover marks the end of tenuous social and educational reforms, especially for Afghan women.

Ashley Morrison prepares RNA for sequencing at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center on Sept. 23, 2020. (Megan May/UNC Research)

UNC-Chapel Hill once again tops $1 billion in research awards

Research at Carolina employs over 10,000 North Carolinians in projects that touch all 100 counties. Spending on research supports over 4,000 businesses across the state.

The Old Well with purple flowers summer 2021. (photo by Donn Young)

Drinking among first-year college students decreases during pandemic

First-year college students are reporting drinking less alcohol and having fewer episodes of binge drinking four months into the coronavirus pandemic than they were before the pandemic started, according to a study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.