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Lucía Stavig: Advocating for Indigenous women and communities

May 6, 2022

Following graduation, Ph.D. student Lucia Stavig plans to continue advocacy work and to uplift the efforts of Indigenous women and communities so they can heal. At Carolina, her adviser was Florence Babb in the department of anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences. 

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.

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.

Summer Research Fellow Spotlight: Alayna Mackiewicz

July 1, 2021

Alayna Mackiewicz, a Ph.D. student in the department of biology, is the 2021 recipient of a summer research fellowship which allowed her to travel to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to conduct research at a renowned research lab in biological sciences.

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.