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Microbes and Marine Ecosystems

June 16, 2021

In this video, UNC Center for Galapagos Studies researcher Scott Gifford explains his work to better understand the molecular biodiversity found in microbial communities and the role bacteria play in shaping ocean chemistry and ecology.

Preschool During the Pandemic

June 15, 2021

This video series from the FPG Child Development Institute’s Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center shares the successes of practitioners and families across the country in supporting preschoolers during COVID-19 through technology.

On The Edge Of Discovery

June 9, 2021

Carolina alumna Stacy Zhang first got her feet wet in marine ecology as an undergrad. Now a postdoctoral researcher with the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, she is on the frontlines of helping navigate challenges facing North Carolina’s coast.

Why Do Sea Turtles Eat Ocean Plastics?

June 3, 2021

New research from a team of UNC Biology experts shows that plastics floating in the ocean build a coating of algae and microorganisms that smells edible to turtles. The findings raise questions about a number of long-term impacts plastics may … Continued

Science and Conservation in the Galápagos Islands

May 26, 2021

UNC Center for Galápagos Studies Director Stephen Walsh and Universidad San Francisco de Quito’s Carlos Mena explain the importance of protecting the Galápagos Islands through interdisciplinary science and conservation.

Expanding COVID-19 Vaccinations

May 18, 2021

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is working to expand COVID-19 vaccination to primary care clinics in areas with low vaccination rates through coaching, data, and community partnerships.

Marine to Marine Scientist

May 14, 2021

Graduating master’s student Jonathan Lucas traded his military fatigues and boots for wetsuits and waders to return to school and earn a graduate degree in marine sciences at UNC. During his time here, he worked on oyster reefs and coastline … Continued

Reducing Carbon Footprint With Oysters and Marsh Grass

April 30, 2021

When it comes to helping in the fight against climate change, reducing your carbon footprint is a regularly suggested tactic. By burying carbon deposits into the sediment of a saltmarsh created by researchers, a project at the UNC Institute for Marine … Continued

RENCI to Help Researchers HEAL Opioid Crisis

April 26, 2021

Carolina’s Renaissance Computing (RENCI) Institute shares in a $21.4 million grant to provide data management and stewardship to an NIH-funded research project — the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) Initiative — focused on the opioid and pain management public … Continued

U.S. Census to Change Congressional Counts

April 26, 2021

North Carolina is predicted to pick up a 14th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to data from the 2020 U.S. Census. Learn more about what this means for the state in this Q&A with Carolina Demography Director … Continued