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What Makes A Great Leader?

January 11, 2022

Ricky Burgess, a PhD student at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, studies leadership, identity and morality in the context of teams. His research has taught him that being a great leader is far easier said than done, especially during a … Continued

Nursery Ground for Endangered Sharks Identified

January 11, 2022

A new study from researchers at the Galapagos Science Center suggest that a bay off San Cristobal Island is a key habitat for the development of the critically endangered scalloped hammerhead shark. This is the first oceanic island location of … Continued

Religion Reacts to the Pandemic

January 10, 2022

Congregating outside is just one way that the pandemic has forced many Jews and Christians to alter how they commune and practice their religion — a topic religious studies professor Evyatar Marienberg unpacks in this Q&A.

Preserving Grass to Preserve an Ecosystem

January 10, 2022

The Fodrie lab work tirelessly to help protect a vital part of our coastal ecosystems – the seagrass. This seagrass supports fisheries and acts as a water purifier. However, since 2007, the grass has started to disappear. Spectrum News’ Tim … Continued

Blood Transfusions Preserving Tortoises

January 7, 2022

Did you know on Isabela island, multiple species of tortoises are isolated by volcanic formations, creating unique ecosystems? Learn how Galapagos Science Center researchers have explored the use of blood transfusions in the wild to help preserve them in the … Continued

COVID-19 Antiviral Pill Approved

January 7, 2022

The FDA has approved antiviral pills you take once you’ve been infected to fight COVID-19. Learn more about the pills and how UNC researchers helped with testing the safety and efficacy of molnupiravir, developed by Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and Merck

Providing a Voice to the Voiceless

January 6, 2022

A UNC hospitals resident and 4 Carolina graduate and professional students co-founded a startup that aims to help voiceless patients communicate through an application that reads lips and translates information for health care workers. The group is currently recording people … Continued

How to Break Habits

January 6, 2022

Steven Buzinski, the associate director of undergraduate studies in UNC Chapel Hill’s psychology and neuroscience departments, studies self-regulation and attitude change, and he has some tips for breaking habits including changing context, set a new goal, make a plan, and … Continued

Planting a Sense of Place

January 5, 2022

UNC Chapel Hill American studies professor Daniel Cobb and his undergraduate team planted a garden inspired by the works of American Indian writer D’Arcy McNickle. Cobb says they uncovered more than gardening techniques: “a story of an Indigenous person engaged … Continued

Diversity-Driven School Reassignments

January 5, 2022

UNC Chapel Hill School of Education professor Thad Domina and PhD student Jay Carter discuss their research on the impact of desegregation on the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management’s Closer Look podcast. Their paper, called The Kids on the … Continued