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Undermining Education Improvements

October 25, 2021

Ethan Hutt, a UNC School of Education professor, wrote a piece arguing quantifying school performance has historically undermined the improvements America’s education system needs. He referenced his own research on public accountability in school systems in the Washington Post article.

Encouraging Interdisciplinary Research

October 25, 2021

The department of earth, marine, and environmental sciences deconstructs the barriers between disciplines to encourage collaborative research on coastal erosion, salt marshes and storm resilience, flooding, climate change’s impact on fisheries, and more.

Improving Cell Research

October 20, 2021

UNC School of Medicine Professors Timothy Elston and Klaus Hahn improved a technique to track proteins in real time in living cells. The method introduces florescent molecules that bind to the studied protein. While that’s been done before, this development … Continued

Strengthening Tobacco Warnings

October 20, 2021

UNC School of Medicine professor Leah Ranney received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how cigar warnings can be improved by making the labels larger and adding images.

Antibiotic-Resistance in the Galápagos

October 19, 2021

As a microbiologist studying antibiotic-resistance in bacteria, conducting research at one of the most pristine places on Earth provided the perfect environment for Alyssa Grube, a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health graduate student, to understand how humans introduce … Continued

A Merger of Land and Sea

October 19, 2021

Meet five UNC researchers in the new department of earth, marine, and environmental sciences as they exemplify the sweeping breadth of connections among land, rivers, coasts and oceans in their diverse projects.

A (Really) Big Birthday Bash

October 18, 2021

Medical humanities, Latino studies, film. “It’s not your grandma’s English major,” former chair Beverly Taylor says of the UNC Department of English & Comparative Literature, which celebrates 225 years of rhetoric, writing, film, and literature this month.

Science of Changing Leaves

October 18, 2021

What’s the science behind fall foliage? With fewer hours of daylight in fall, trees produce less green-inducing chlorophyll, revealing the red, orange, and yellow carotenes that are always present in the leaves. Johnny Randal, a UNC ecologist and director of … Continued

Improving Childhood Psychiatric Care

October 14, 2021

The program, led by Nate Sowa, professor in the UNC Department of Psychiatry, will implement a public school-based telemedicine service that provides access to behavioral health care in communities that previously had little or none.