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Beyond city limits

Why do some neighborhoods lack access to municipal services? And how does this affect families? UNC public health researchers found answers testing well water in Wake County. ... Read More

Excavations yield stunning mosaics in ancient Galilean synagogue

Latest season of Huqoq excavations led by Carolina professor Jodi Magness brings to light the richest, most diverse collection of mosaics ever discovered in an ancient synagogue. ... Read More

Unlocking the door on the power of popularity

Psychologist Mitch Prinstein has been interested in the subject of popularity for decades. His latest book examines why popularity plays such a key role in our social development, our eventual happiness and even our longevity. ... Read More

Folt takes a deep dive into Galapagos research

On her recent trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Chancellor Carol L. Folt dived (literally) into the research Carolina faculty and staff and their collaborators at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito are conducting. "For a biologist, it doesn't get much better," she said. ... Read More

Seafood forensics

The idea behind John Bruno's Seafood Forensics course is to bring real-world research into the classroom and build scientists through sushi. Students explore whether the seafood they buy is actually what the label says it is and develop an enthusiasm for science in the process. ... Read More

Elizabeth Frankenberg to lead Carolina Population Center

Elizabeth Frankenberg became director of the Carolina Population Center (CPC) on July 1. ... Read More

Trump appoints UNC Lineberger’s Sharpless as National Cancer Institute director

Norman E. "Ned" Sharpless, the director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research, has been named the director of the National Cancer Institute. ... Read More

Reimagining science education for visually impaired students

Feelin’ DNA aims to inspire the visually impaired community by providing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers with 3-D models so they can incorporate them into their classrooms. ... Read More

Carolina will help lead international study on concussion management

The NFL will fund a $2.6 million international study, led by Carolina and the Medical College of Wisconsin, on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management. Johna Register-Mihalik is the co-principal investigator at Carolina. ... Read More

Allbritton receives Inventor of the Year award

Carolina recognized Nancy Allbritton, the Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carolina and North Carolina State University, with its Inventor of the Year award in recognition of decades of work turning her research into university-based startups. ... Read More