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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.

Nepal round three

October 10, 2022

An interdisciplinary team made its third trip to Nepal to study the effects of climate change on the pristine Gokyo Lakes. Once again the researchers faced daunting challenges, logged some major successes and learned new lessons about adaptability, flexibility and resilience when conducting fieldwork in challenging environments.

Illuminating hidden Carolina voices through performance

November 9, 2021

“Voices: A Walking Tour” was a site-specific performance that took the shape of a contemplative walking tour of the Carolina campus after dark to discover hidden voices in the landscape. UNC faculty member Heather Tatreau shared her inspiration for the performance, with photos by Donn Young.

Outdoor access for all

November 9, 2021

UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologists are working with a diverse coalition to develop an accessible trail network, uncover the region’s history and spur equitable economic growth in the small western North Carolina town of Old Fort. The project is supported by the Southern Futures initiative.

The impact of COVID-19 on adolescents’ mental health

November 8, 2021

Andrea Hussong, professor and associate director of clinical psychology in the department of psychology and neuroscience, has been studying the impact of COVID-19 on adolescents’ mental health. We spoke with Hussong on her research for University Research Week.

Reppin’ Research: Alyson Nelson

October 21, 2020

OUR Student Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill who work with the Office for Undergraduate Research in the College of Arts & Sciences to promote a culture of research on campus. Featured researcher: Alyson Nelson.

Reppin’ Research: Brett Harris

October 20, 2020

OUR Student Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill who work with the Office for Undergraduate Research in the College of Arts & Sciences to promote a culture of research on campus. Featured researcher: Brett Harris.

Hettleman Award winner Andrea Bohlman

October 16, 2020

Andrea Bohlman is an associate professor in the Department of Music and a recipient of the 2020 Hettleman Award for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.