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Stepping outside her comfort zone

December 7, 2022

Jeliyah “Liyah” Clark is among the first students from the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program to graduate with a doctoral degree. She will become a double Tar Heel at Winter Commencement on Sunday.

Algal Rhythms

November 21, 2022

Isabel Silva-Romero studies how ocean temperatures affect the food web on rocky reefs around the Galápagos Islands.

Carolina celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

November 1, 2022

Graduate student Marissa Carmi is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin — and as an American Indian — she’s brought her life experiences and perspective to serve graduate and professional students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

Prison camps and the Western North Carolina Railroad

October 10, 2022

Southern Futures Townsend Fellow Cayla Colclasure is studying the prison labor that built the Western North Carolina Railroad, which weaves through Old Fort in McDowell County, North Carolina.

Hall receives award to conduct research at DOE national laboratory

October 4, 2022

Ph.D. candidate Zack Bruce Hall II is one of 44 awardees of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program, which will allow him research opportunities at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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.