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2022 Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Learn why one instructor assigned his students to do “The Twist,” how five-question lecture quizzes became a surprising class favorite and more.


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Combining science and policy: Angel Hsu’s journey into climate conservation

Assistant professor of public policy and a faculty member in the environment, ecology and energy program, Angel Hsu is also founder and director of the Data-Driven EnviroLab, an interdisciplinary research group.


Economist forecasts omicron’s infectiousness

Carolina researcher Peter Reinhard Hansen uses econometrics methods to show that the omicron variant is three times more contagious than delta in an analysis of Danish data. His model can be adapted to predict the infectiousness of future viral variants.


Research Uncovered: Iheoma U. Iruka

Iheoma U. Iruka is a research professor in the Department of Public Policy and founding director of the Equity Research Action Coalition within the FPG Child Development Institute. She studies how to promote the health, wealth, and educational excellence of minoritized children and children from low-income households.


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Galápagos: A gateway for global research

UNC Center for Galápagos Studies has been a hub of collaborative research activity. Diego Riveros-Iregui and Amanda Thompson, the center’s new interim co-directors, strive to use their own experiences from the islands to expand its reach as a world-renowned research institution.


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Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College authors. This month: “Precarious Asia: Global Capitalism and Work in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia” by Arne L. Kalleberg, Kevin Hewison and Kwang-Yeong Shin.


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Dying Young in the USA: New report shows lower life expectancy for young Americans

 A new PRB report shows lower life expectancy for young Americans; researchers say “aggressive action” is needed to increase survival rates for infants, children, young adults. UNC sociologist Robert Hummer co-led the research team.