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Assessing Drinking Water

August 18, 2021

PFAS Testing Network researchers release their final report from a multi-year investigation to share recommendations for North Carolina, where high concentrations of PFAS chemicals have been found in drinking water sources.

The Power of Partnership

August 17, 2021

With support from the UNC COVID-19 Research Accelerator Fund, geneticist Jeremy Wang and his team are identifying and tracking the variants emerging in North Carolina and sharing their findings with the public

Into the Backcountry

August 16, 2021

Bushwhacking, complex climbs, 20 pounds of rock samples. UNC undergraduate students Andrew Buchanan and Owen Ryerson wanted a summer of adventure — and they got it at the Arrigetch Peaks in remote Alaska for a research project to answer big … Continued

Decades of Dramatic Art

August 11, 2021

UNC dramatic art professors Bobbi Owen and Adam Versenyi answer questions about their new book, “PlayMakers Repertory Company: A History,” which delves into the formation of Carolina Playmakers and the founding of the dramatic art department in 1936.

UNC-Chapel Hill Once Again Tops $1 Billion in Research Awards

August 11, 2021

For the second year in a row, awards for research conducted at UNC-Chapel Hill exceeded $1 billion. Funding from these awards is used to conduct research projects and experiments for external sponsors like federal agencies, industry partners, and nonprofit organizations.

Visualizing Olympic Speed-Climbing

August 5, 2021

The Washington Post’s augmented reality interactive video presents a 3D view of Olympian Brooke Raboutou speed-climbing the walls of your office or living room, thanks in part to UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media’s Reese Innovation Lab.

RUNC: Ganga Bey

August 4, 2021

Ganga Bey, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Epidemiology within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, studies how people’s beliefs about identity, worth, and ability affect their stress, aging, and susceptibility to disease.

Pandemic Decreases Drinking Among First-Year College Students

August 3, 2021

For the first four months of the pandemic, first-year college students reported drinking less alcohol and having fewer episodes of binge drinking than they were before the pandemic started, according to a recently published UNC study that surveyed 439 Carolina students about their social lives and stress.

Guiding Innovations in Educational AI

July 29, 2021

Researchers from UNC, NC State, and other universities are forming a new $20 million National Science Foundation Artificial Intelligence Institute for Engaged Learning. Learn how Carolina computer scientists will create equitable educational experiences via advanced artificial intelligence (AI) tools.

Lessons from UNC Research

July 29, 2021

As employees return to campus this month, they have a prototype for success. UNC Research developed a plan back in June 2020 to ramp up on-campus research from critical projects only — COVID-19 related, among others — to 50% capacity. Research had a banner year, breaking $1 billion in new grant awards, and the research enterprise is now fully up and running.