FPG’s Sam Odom Takes on New Roles and Challenges

January 2, 2018

On January 1, Sam Odom began a new phase of his professional life after more than 11 years as director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG). He continues to serve FPG as a senior research scientist and autism expert.

Was Trading by Nomads Crucial to the Rise of Cities?

January 1, 2018

In a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Archaeological Research, UNC archaeologist Ben Arbuckle and the University of Pennsylvania’s Emily Hammer touch on an intense debate about how early urban life flourished.

Woman in Science: Rebecca Tippett

December 13, 2017

Rebecca Tippett is the founding director of Carolina Demography, a research consulting service at the Carolina Population Center. Her research focuses on informing decisions at local, state, and national levels through analyzing demographic data.

200-Year-Old Journal Reveals Rare American Sunspot Records

December 12, 2017

UNC Historian Michael McVaugh co-authored a paper reporting the discovery of sunspot drawings in the journals of Jonathan Fisher, a Congregational minister who studied extensively at Harvard University before becoming a reverend.

Why Learning Is So Much Bigger Than School

December 12, 2017

UNC School of Education researcher Jeffrey Greene talks with WUNC about how humans remember and apply information, and which common myths about learning are hampering students, parents, and teachers.

Four UNC Postdocs Receive Pfizer-NCBiotech Fellowships

December 8, 2017

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has announced the inaugural class of Pfizer-NCBiotech Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows in Gene Therapy. Four of the six fellows are from UNC-Chapel Hill and include Charles Askew, Carlos Cruz-Teran, Lauriel Earley, and Sara Powell.

Well Said: Early Childhood Education

December 7, 2017

In this week’s “Well Said” episode, UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute research scientist Margaret Burchinal talks about the importance of high-quality early childhood education.

Woman in Science: Teresa Edwards

December 6, 2017

Teresa Edwards is the assistant director for survey research within The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, where she conducts web and mail surveys for principal investigators and provides survey research consultations to faculty, staff, and students across campus.

Well Said: HIV Research at Carolina

November 30, 2017

In honor of World AIDS Day, this week’s episode of “Well Said” talks with UNC School of Medicine​ professor Nancie Archin, who touches on Carolina’s HIV research and the next step toward a cure.

Hurricane Preparation, Down to a Science

November 29, 2017

When a hurricane approaches, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researchers in Morehead City spring into action to study the impacts of the hurricane on the community and the environment.