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Harmful Non-Native Plants

April 9, 2021

Conservation experts at the North Carolina Botanical Garden are working to stop the spread of harmful non-native plants, like the fig buttercup, that push out the state’s native plants and disrupt the ecosystem.

Remote Learning and Mental Health

April 8, 2021

We don’t yet understand the effects of remote learning on student mental health, but Marisa Marraccini says schools play an important role and must be vigilant in identifying student suicide risk.

Treating Allergies As Pollen Count Soars

April 8, 2021

Spring is here and so are clouds of pollen. Sofija Voleratas of UNC Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology shares tips to treat seasonal allergies as the pollen count in North Carolina continues to soar in this ABC11 article and … Continued

The Effects of Taxes Are Everywhere

April 8, 2021

Research by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Associate Professor Jeff Hoopes shows that taxes have broad implications for how society works, from cookie labels to national borders.

Science Art that Rocks

April 7, 2021

UNC biology professor Bob Goldstein began making gig posters to advertise biologists giving on-campus talks about their research in 2004. Since then, he’s made about 100 of them, fusing his love of art and science.

Performing and Researching Stand-Up Comedy

April 7, 2021

What does comedy, laughter, and humor tell us about who can make jokes, who can laugh at them, and the consequences of those actions? Inspired by performing stand-up in 2009, Joey Richards — a PhD student in the UNC Department … Continued

Optimizing Operations

April 7, 2021

The eighth strategic initiative in Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good — Optimize Operations — serves as an underpinning for UNC’s seven other initiatives. Optimizing finance, administration, and business operations will help create a more effective organization. Rick Wernoski, senior … Continued

The Ackland as a Research Resource

April 6, 2021

Meet Scott Hankins. As the registrar at the Ackland Art Museum, he supports research at UNC by making more than 19,000 works of art in the museum’s collections available online to researchers campus wide.

Nurses Will Lead Health Care Teams Out of Pandemic

April 6, 2021

Nurses are leading the nation out of the pandemic with their communication skills and critical insight as members of both health care teams and the larger community. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Laura Hoemeke discusses the need for greater valuation of nursing in this Think Global Health article.

Research from Above

April 5, 2021

UNC recently launched Carolina’s Drone Lab to provide a hub for interdisciplinary research teams in need of innovative drone and sensing technologies to assist with a variety of projects — from characterizing floodplains, to mapping invasive species, to forest management.