Woman in Science: Tainayah Thomas

April 17, 2019

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health doctoral student Tainayah Thomas focuses on improving health care delivery and disease prevention for African Americans, Latinos, and other ethnically diverse populations.

The Depths of Despair Among U.S. Adults Entering Middle Life

April 16, 2019

Indicators of despair — depression, suicidal ideation, drug use, and alcohol abuse — are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to new research from the Carolina Population Center.

Woman in Science: Nathalie Eegholm

March 13, 2019

UNC College of Arts & Sciences senior Nathalie Eegholm uses an ecological model designed to understand how dissolved oxygen varies seasonally and yearly to predict short-term oxygen conditions within the Neuse River Estuary of North Carolina.

Innovating Toward a Stronger Economy — and a Healthier Planet

March 1, 2019

Co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the sixth annual UNC Clean Tech Summit brought together entrepreneurs, students, government leaders, and researchers to discuss the global clean technology economy.

North Carolina’s Leaky Educational Pipeline

February 28, 2019

The fastest jobs in N.C. now require more education. A new report from Carolina Demography and the John M. Belk Endowment will help guide the path forward to improve education attainment to fill the need for a highly trained workforce.

Gone in a Generation

January 31, 2019

For the past month, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Rich Luettich worked with an investigative team from The Washington Post to help inform the “flood” section of this story, which also shares information on forests, fires, and fisheries.

Saving Scallops

January 28, 2019

Due to warming waters, scallops have struggled to exist in North Carolina’s bays and estuaries. But thanks to a new research study at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, scallops may have a new lease on life.

Eight States to Join UNC’s Go NAPSACC Program

January 11, 2019

In 2019, Go NAPSACC — a UNC-developed online tool to help child care programs create environments for healthy eating and physical activity in children — will be in 20 states working to improve the health of young kids.

N.C. Population Gains on Track for Extra Seat in U.S. House

January 8, 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that N.C. experienced a 1.1 percent population growth in the last year. If this trend continues, Carolina Demography Director Rebecca Tippett says the state will be on track to pick up the extra seat in Congress.