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How Preschool Became A Remedy For “A Sound Basic Education”

Inside Crystal Cook’s pre-kindergarten classroom in Concord, North Carolina, you'll find the obvious pre-K sights: energetic kids stacking blocks, rolling out play dough and banging on instruments. Look more closely, and you'll find a few, less obvious things that set Cook's class apart from your run-of-the-mill pre-K program. Read More...

IE Awarded $100,000 by Duke Energy Foundation to Study Water, Energy

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment recently was awarded $100,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation to continue research on the drought vulnerability of the state’s power generation capabilities and explore the diversification of electric power systems and alternative energy sources. The research will continue to create novel and sustainable ways to use energy and water in North Carolina. Read More...

New Assay Tested for Antioxidant-Based Products

A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI) created and tested what it believes is a more reliable method to measure antioxidant capacity. Read More...

Woman On Board

Deborah Dexter, a 23-year-old PhD candidate from the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, stands on the deck of a large research vessel 100 miles off the coast of Peru. She is holding netting connected to a cable that will be dropped into the depths of the Atacama trench — about 6,000 feet deep. It takes several hours to collect just one sample so she and the other scientists work in shifts around the clock. Of the 30 researchers on board, Dexter is the only woman. The year is 1964.
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Doctoral Student Wins Award for Papers in Nutrition Research Journal

Daniel Lupu, MD, doctoral student in nutrition, has received the 2015 David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award from the journal Nutrition Research for two articles published in the November 2015 issue of the journal. Read More...