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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.

Helping a coastal town monitor water quality

November 6, 2019

A doctoral student’s innovative design project is helping the North Carolina town of Beaufort keep a check on water quality issues in creeks and streams using inexpensive monitoring stations. The health of North Carolina’s coastal watersheds are essential for industries like tourism and fishing.

Graduate student profile: Jeromy Rech

October 9, 2019

Jeromy Rech, a doctoral student in chemistry, recognizes how influential teaching and mentorship can be in making major life decisions. He says advice from mentors has opened him up to new possibilities, including enriching experiences in graduate school.