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A class act

June 8, 2021

Psychology and neuroscience professor Andrea Hussong celebrates the resiliency of her spring-semester undergraduates, who endured pandemic challenges together.

A passion for social justice

May 10, 2021

Savannah Newton has spent years volunteering with a human relations nonprofit based in Greensboro. She is helping a professor study the impact of COVID-19 on precarious workers in New York City.

Positive emotions and public health

April 28, 2021

Throughout history, societies have relied on people’s behaviors to help curb the spread of disease. A new paper offers the first evidence that the affective quality of people’s ordinary social interactions in both private and public spaces may shape infection-reducing behaviors during COVID-19.

Science art that rocks

April 5, 2021

Biologist Bob Goldstein had a knack for promoting science talks like rock shows. Then the pandemic hit.

‘Pride and Prejudice’ in the pandemic

March 31, 2021

Energized by a lively series on “Race and the Regency,” “Bridgerton” buzz and an interactive murder mystery, the Jane Austen Summer Program makes its virtual debut.

Sound and the COVID-19 shutdown

March 29, 2021

A new study published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America used urban acoustics to monitor changes in human activity during the COVID-19 shutdown in Las Vegas.

Taking the Economy’s Temperature

March 19, 2021

Millions of people are unemployed, many industries are struggling, and some businesses will never open again. Will we recover? UNC economists and financial analysts remain cautiously optimistic.

A dynamic global dozen

February 16, 2021

Twelve international exchange students from seven countries are calling UNC-Chapel Hill home this spring. Due to COVID-19, many had postponed coming to UNC for one or more terms and waited months for travel restrictions to lift and visas to be approved before arriving on campus.