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Tracking A Virus Villain

April 15, 2021

Federal COVID-19 funding allocated by the N.C. General Assembly is supporting vital research by Carolina scientists, who are keeping tabs on the deadly coronavirus using wastewater and nasal test swabs.

Being Too Humble Can Hurt You

April 15, 2021

Modesty is a universally admired trait. But researchers at UNC Kenan-Flagler found refraining from sharing achievements and successes can have negative impacts on people’s personal and professional relationships and reputation.

Preserving Carolina Voices

April 15, 2021

“Archives are a way of speaking to the future.” The University Libraries launched the UNC Story Archive to preserve authentic voices & lived experiences from the campus community, providing vital records beyond statistics & administrative memos.

Native and Invasive Species in the Galápagos

April 14, 2021

UNC PhD candidate Bryan Reatini investigates the interactions between native and invasive species and aims to identify threats to local biodiversity in the Galápagos Islands. In this video, he shares how the Galápagos Science Center helped him achieve his goals.

RUNC: Kay Youngstrom

April 14, 2021

Through an internship with Med Aditus, UNC sophomore and Chancellor’s Science Scholar Kay Youngstrom uses data analysis to address which of the company’s drugs are most accessible and least susceptible to counterfeits in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Role of Inflammation

April 13, 2021

Inflammation isn’t always a bad thing; it’s a sign your body’s immune system is responding to an irritant, whether that’s a cold or a splinter. But chronic inflammation can lead to complications. UNC physician Robert Hutchins discusses the role of … Continued

Water Is a Human Right

April 13, 2021

There are still populations in the U.S. without access to clean water. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health associate professor Joe Brown is researching the relationship between gut infections and inadequate water and sanitation infrastructure, as well as their … Continued

Robots, Remote Work, and Regional Inequality

April 12, 2021

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise research found that increasing automation and the swift move to remote work due to COVID-19 are contributing to growing economic inequalities in the U.S. and Europe.

Archaeology of Schools

April 9, 2021

Questions about what archaeology could reveal about education and how schools changed through time from the 1880s through 1930s drive the dissertation research of Colleen Betti, a PhD student in the UNC Department of Anthropology. Read an update on her … Continued

Gearing Up: Manufacturing During COVID-19

April 9, 2021

Researchers from the UNC Center for Urban and Regional Studies assessed how our federally-funded manufacturing extension system is delivering support to manufacturers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic using institutional supports and re-purposing of existing resources.