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A group of college students on a tropical island gathered around a black iguana.

CGS seed grant funds biology professor’s Galapagos research

Thanks to funding from the Center for Galapagos Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill biologist Senay Yitbarek traveled to the Galápagos this summer to conduct research on host-pathogen dynamics on San Cristobal Island.

Ari Green

Graduate student traces the lives of people displaced by gentrification

Ari Green’s doctoral dissertation is an innovative look at the processes of migration, gentrification, and displacement in Sacramento, Raleigh, and New Orleans.

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UNC Computer Science contributes to AI development project in partnership with Meta

Carolina is transforming AI’s future with a human-centric approach in the Ego-Exo4D project led by an international consortium of 14 universities in partnership with Meta AI.

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