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A triple Tar Heel

May 2, 2022

Ph.D. candidate Alexis Dennis will graduate with her third degree from Carolina this weekend and continue the research she began as an undergraduate in 2008.

Emily McDonnell: A passion for telling contemporary Native American stories

April 5, 2022

Ph.D. student Emily McDonnell (American studies) is a proud citizen of the Navajo Nation. She is currently a Humanities for the Public Good Fellow at the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs. We caught up with McDonnell for  Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

Elias Gross: Rediscovering the viola

April 1, 2022

Elias Gross, ​​third-year graduate student, started playing viola at the age of 11. Music has kept a strong and meaningful place in his life and shaped him into the person here today.

The Smorgasbord Scientist

January 11, 2022

Why do some organisms live in groups? What influences their cooperation with one another? How do they choose their mates? PhD student Brian Lerch has a lot of questions about ecology and evolutionary biology — and he strives to answer them using math.

Understanding our universe

October 8, 2021

Morgan Clark, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of physics and astronomy, studies neutrinos, a tiny particle in our universe. She will join 64 other graduate students in gaining access to world-class training and state-of-the-art facilities at the Department of Energy’s national laboratories.

Meet a new Tar Heel: Justin Nolan

August 9, 2021

As a high school teacher, Justin Nolan has spent his professional career helping North Carolina students succeed. This fall, he will return to school to pursue a master’s in city and regional planning to take his passion for helping improve the lives of children to a grander scale.

Summer Research Fellow Spotlight: Martin Groff

July 28, 2021

Martin Groff is the 2021 Dr. Nancy C. Joyner Summer Research Fellowship recipient, which allows him to conduct research on 19th-century American authors and their conceptualization of democracy.

From Marine to marine scientist

May 11, 2021

Graduating master’s student Jonathan Lucas traded his military fatigues and boots for wetsuits and waders to return to school and earn a master’s degree in marine sciences.