Uncovering Mysteries of the Universe

August 15, 2019

Pa Chia Thao arrived at Carolina with two big goals: to find a community of Tar Heels working to advance astronomy, and to support the representation of women and minorities in the scientific field.

A Journalistic Paradox

August 7, 2019

When newspapers cut costs, the quality of reporting decreases — and the paper makes a profit. But is this sustainable? Check out this WRAL article, which cites studies by the School of Media and Journalism, to find out more.

Rhythmic Research

August 6, 2019

Can dance help people with diabetes? An undergrad Bollywood-fusion dance group wanted to find out. Through an eight-week workshop, they worked with adults to quantitatively assess the effect of dance on body image — and found some neat results.

The Sky’s the Limit

August 6, 2019

This fall, UNC faculty members will participate in a course led by the Institute for the Environment on the capabilities of drones for data collection and environmental research.

The Bigger Picture

August 6, 2019

From the battlefields of Iraq to the farmlands of Uganda, Ross Boyce doesn’t back down from a problem. Check out this article about this UNC researcher who received $1 million from the NIH last year to combat malaria.

Pathways of Parenthood

August 5, 2019

For 33 years, UNC sociologists followed almost 4,500 women to assess their outlook on having children. The study found that those who did not expect to have children in their early 20s were less likely to later in life.

Uncovering the Past

August 1, 2019

The School of Media and Journalism’s Media Hub traveled to Huqoq, Israel to check out UNC archaeologist Jodi Magness and her team uncover striking mosaics in a 5th century synagogue.

Rising Temperatures Hurt US Economy

August 1, 2019

Climate change may hurt growth of the U.S. economy by reducing productivity, a first-of-its-kind study from the Kenan-Flagler Business School reports. Under current trends, the annual growth rate of nominal GDP could fall 1.2%.

The Benefits of Morning Movin’

July 31, 2019

In an article for the New York Times, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention analyst Erik Willis discusses his findings that suggest people who work out in the mornings may lose more weight than late-day exercisers.

Professor Earns Prestigious Award from NSF

July 31, 2019

Biology professor Gregory Copenhaver was recently awarded a Breakthrough Technology Award from the National Science Foundation for his work in harnessing plant genetics to create efficient crops.