DARPA Young Faculty Award Presented to Mohit Bansal

October 23, 2017

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mohit Bansal received Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — becoming only the second UNC faculty member to do so — for his work on natural language processing and machine learning.

School Program Expands as Students Make Substantial Gains

October 19, 2017

For the third consecutive year, young students have benefited significantly from the Family Success Alliance summer enrichment program, according to a new evaluation report from the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.

Woman in Science: Vicki Mercer

October 18, 2017

Vicki Mercer is an associate professor of physical therapy in the UNC School of Medicine and director of the Human Movement Science Curriculum. She researches balance and motor control with patients undergoing neurological and geriatric rehabilitation.

Will Climate Change Make Rockslides Worse?

October 12, 2017

In response to two recent, major rockfall events at Yosemite’s El Capitan — a rock formation extremely popular with climbers — UNC geological sciences professor Allen Glazner talks about what causes rockslides and why “nature always wins.” 

Look Out! Deer Darting Into Roads

October 12, 2017

Highway Safety Research Center Director David Harkey talks about your chances of hitting a deer while driving in North Carolina.

Woman in Science: Jeliyah Clark

October 11, 2017

Senior Jeliyah Clark is an undergraduate researcher studying environmental health sciences within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Program for Parents Improves ADHD Behaviors in Young Children

October 9, 2017

A program that focuses on strengthening parenting skills also improves symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 3- to 8-year-olds, according to researchers at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.