A Long List of “Nos”

June 5, 2019

Starting a business can be tough, especially when that business’ mission is to help mitigate climate change. In an op-ed for Newsweek, Phyta co-founder and UNC student Emily Kian reflects on rejection, resilience, and the intersection of research and business.

“Keep it dirty, Durham”

June 4, 2019

This expression, which captures some of the tension of the increasingly gentrified city, was a touchstone for a geography class that examined the urban politics of Durham last semester. The students produced six podcasts about what they found.

UNC Researchers Awarded Grant from NIH

June 3, 2019

A team co-led by Carolina researchers has been awarded a $9.5 million grant from the NIH to continue using MRIs to identify very young children that have a high risk of autism.

Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Season

June 3, 2019

Experts are estimating a dozen or so named storms will menace the Atlantic coat this summer. Researchers with the Institute of Marine Science and the Coastal Resilience Center are working hard to understand hurricane behavior and aftermath.

Two Faculty Members Named Beckman Young Investigators

May 29, 2019

UNCʼs Frank Leibfarth and Wesley Legant are among 10 recipients of this yearʼs prize from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, which awards $600,000 over 4 years to support promising young faculty in the chemical and life sciences.

Safe at the Beach

May 24, 2019

Viruses and bacteria can sometimes enter beach waters through runoff, accidental sewage spills, and failing septic systems. Beach managers need a fast way to check water quality — something UNC marine scientist Rachel Noble has patented a solution for.

Fair Treatment in the Workplace

May 24, 2019

Studies show that when employees feel unfairly treated, they are less productive and less likely to stay with the company. So why does such treatment persist? UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School researcher Elad Sherf explores this topic in a new paper.

NAPSACC Program Receives International Recognition

May 23, 2019

A March 2019 brief by Healthy Eating Research states that NAPSACC, a program of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has the “best evidence for impact” on obesity prevention in young children.

Vaping Habit Might Make You More Prone to Flu

May 22, 2019

In a small study including smokers, e-cigarette users, and nonsmokers, UNC Center of Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology researchers found that both traditional cigarette smokers and “vapers” were more susceptible to flu.

Carving Out a Niche in Computer Science

May 16, 2019

UNC computer scientist Cynthia Sturton researches how processors don’t need to be tampered with to be vulnerable —  computers can be exploited while running exactly as intended.