Combating “Fake News”: UNC Team Wins Fact-Checking Competition

January 4, 2019

UNC computer scientist Mohit Bansal and two doctoral students developed a machine learning system that can verify facts — a research project that recently won them first place at the international 2018 Fact Extraction and Verification Challenge.

A Runner-Up for Breakthrough of the Year

January 3, 2019

Science names study results from a team led by UNC biology associate professor Amy Gladfelter to its runners-up list for 2018 Breakthrough of the Year. 

Woman in Science: Priya Kumar

January 2, 2019

UNC anesthesiologist Priya Kumar explores interventions to protect the heart against surgical stress — specifically whether blood pressure management and bleeding reduction can prevent heart complications during non-cardiac surgery.

NSF Grant to Strengthen Faculty Mentoring in STEM

December 21, 2018

A project led by researchers at Carolina will receive nearly $1 million in funding over the next three years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote more effective faculty mentoring for women and underrepresented groups in STEM fields.

From Prius To Pickup: Identifying The Political Divide In America

December 21, 2018

What is your go-to coffee spot? What car do you drive? A new book by UNC political scientists Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler examines how the answers to these and other simple questions could explain America’s growing political divide.

Measuring Earthquakes from a Balloon

December 21, 2018

UNC geological sciences professor Jonathan Lees talks about studying infrasound-detecting balloons with alumnus Daniel Bowman. 

Woman in Science: Margaret Dillon

December 19, 2018

Margaret Dillon is a UNC School of Medicine audiologist whose research focuses on optimizing how cochlear implants distribute and present speech information and the new patient populations who may benefit from this hearing technology.