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The Key to Creativity

January 4, 2022

UNC School of Education professor Keith Sawyer studies creativity, and he has 52 tips for honing it. The biggest takeaway: being creative is a daily endeavor, and the best way to strengthen your creativity is to start on your creative … Continued

Redesigning Labs for Collaboration

January 4, 2022

Octagonal tables to encourage interaction, easily viewed monitors, fume hoods spaced with group work in mind. The Morehead Labs renovation makes teamwork in research easy for undergraduate Carolina Chemistry students.

Lessons Learned in Glasgow

January 3, 2022

“I began to realize how truly interconnected the climate movement is with every aspect of our lives and every single industry on this planet can be a part of the solution.” UNC Chapel Hill Environmental Studies and Economics junior Malvika … Continued

Low-Cost Test Strip Could Be Game-Changer

December 20, 2021

Researchers from UNC and the University of California, San Diego have developed a low-cost test strip that provides a simple and accurate detection of COVID-19 infection within minutes. Its portability and ease of manufacture could make it globally available, especially in rural or low-income areas that typically lack easy access to expensive PCR testing equipment.

Helping Youth with Autism in Education

December 20, 2021

Researchers led by UNC School of Education’s Kara Hume, also an FPG Child Development Institute Faculty Fellow, found that a new intervention for high school students with autism was more successful in helping them reach educational goals than services typically … Continued

Produce Prescriptions Can Save Money

December 20, 2021

A new project led by UNC researcher Shu Wen Ng will explore the benefits of food prescription programs, which provide a monthly electronic benefit for participants to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. In early studies, this type of intervention has … Continued

Researching Resistance in Pottery Poetry

December 20, 2021

Michael J. Bramwell, a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies, is collaborating with museums as they engage in social justice work — an initiative informed by a study of the past.

Tracking Animals To Preserve Habitat

December 16, 2021

Researchers from Misión Tiburon and Galapagos Science Center detected a hammerhead shark – tagged three years ago – on March 21 and April 4, 2021 with an acoustic receiver deployed more than 1000 km away, at Darwin’s Arch in the … Continued

Perfect Fit For Research

December 15, 2021

Diego Riveros-Iregui, a professor in UNC Chapel Hill’s geography department, explains why the Galapagos is a great place to research and learn. He studies how the ecosystem interacts with water. With the area’s year-round sun and large amounts of precipitation, … Continued

Gauging Statewide COVID Impact

December 15, 2021

Carolina Across 100, an initiative in all NC counties, finished data analysis of surveys and found that people across the state are concerned about employment stability, education and the presence of small businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.