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.

A Case Study in Voter Disenfranchisement

March 14, 2018

Frank Stasio of WUNC’s “The State of Things” talks with UNC School of Law professor Ted Shaw about voter disenfranchisement in North Carolina.

Woman in Science: Victoria Whitley

March 14, 2018

Junior Victoria Whitley is an undergraduate researcher and math major studying how some salts dissolve in corn syrup, causing stratified fluids to diffuse unevenly.

The Sunday School Teacher Turned Skeptic: Meet Bart Ehrman

March 7, 2018

UNC religious studies professor Bart Ehrman is regarded as one of the world’s most influential New Testament scholars, but after publishing his first book designed for the masses, his reputation expanded into many American households.

Woman in Science: Nena Peragallo Montano

March 7, 2018

Nena Peragallo Montano is the dean of and professor within the UNC School of Nursing. Her research focuses on health disparities in HIV prevention among Latinos, as well as translating research into best practice within the community.

For Black Men, Being Tall Increases Threat Stereotyping

February 28, 2018

Height amplifies already problematic perceptions of threat in black men, which can lead to harassment and even injury, according to a new study by two Department of Psychology and Neuroscience researchers.