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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.


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Teaching Awards honor 25 educators

Selected from more than 800 nominations, the winners of the 2022 University Teaching Awards will receive special recognition at the Jan. 15 men’s basketball game. Many of the winners are in the College of Arts & Sciences.


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Researching resistance in pottery poetry

Michael J. Bramwell, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Studies, is collaborating with museums as they engage in social justice work—an initiative informed by a study of the past.