Well Said: The 1918 Flu

March 29, 2018

In this week’s podcast, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Ralph Baric discusses the impact of the 1918 flu and the developments made in the past 100 years to respond to the next outbreak.

Woman in Science: Haley Moser

March 28, 2018

Haley Moser is a senior within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences utilizing geographic data to identify the spread and level of nutrients and contamination within waterbodies after a major weather event like a hurricane.

Why It’s So Hard to Hear Negative Feedback

March 28, 2018

A working paper from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Bradley Staats and researchers at Harvard says we sometimes go so far as to reshape our social networks in the office to avoid people who tend to give us negative feedback.

Science Never Sleeps

March 28, 2018

UNC Institute of Marine Sciences PhD candidate Shelby Ziegler spends many nights (and early mornings) studying the mysteries of North Carolina’s marshes.

Mind Over Antimatter

March 27, 2018

What’s the matter? UNC physicists want to understand the origin of matter and antimatter, but researching neutrinos requires a specific lab environment. Find out what UNC researchers are up to one mile underground in the mountains of South Dakota.

Woman in Science: Tonya VanDeinse

March 21, 2018

Tonya VanDeinse is a clinical assistant professor within the UNC School of Social Work. Her research focuses on how to improve mental health and criminal justice outcomes for adults diagnosed with both mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

An Unintended Punchline

March 20, 2018

What happens when your boss tells a joke? Does it break the ice – or make you uncomfortable? Joking around can be helpful, but it can also lead to some seriously unfunny workplace outcomes, says UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Mike Christian.

Acknowledging the Impact of Research

March 20, 2018

Each year, the UNC Graduate School honors students in programs across the university for powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for people and communities in North Carolina. Check out the 22 winners of this year’s Impact and Horizon awards.

The Stress of Poverty on Children

March 20, 2018

UNC School of Education researcher Cathi Propper has been awarded a $2.5 million National Institute of Child Health and Development grant to study the link between poverty and developing cognitive processes that facilitate learning, self-monitoring, and decision-making in children.

Measuring the World’s Streams & Rivers

March 20, 2018

UNC geographer Tamlin Pavelsky collected the most comprehensive set of field measurements to date of stream width and length in the smallest streams, which will help with estimations of the total surface areas of rivers and streams across the planet.