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Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

Geoffrey Bell and his students Jun Wang and Brooke Benson tested the water in Battle Branch after a restoration project turned the once-soggy area beside McIver Residence Hall into a gentle stream that flows from Raleigh Street to Country Club Road. ... Read More

‘Creating Scientists’ is focus of 5-year QEP initiative

Carolina has launched a five-year initiative, “Creating Scientists: Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making,” to expose undergraduate students to more hands-on research and collaborative opportunities. ... Read More

Bringing the constellations to North Carolina students

Founded in 2010, the Mobile Planetarium — which can be packed into a minivan — brings Morehead’s education out of the planetarium dome and into schools across North Carolina, particularly low-income schools. ... Read More

Biologist Richard Lenski to give keynote address at 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Richard Lenski, a biologist whose long-term experiment has tracked evolution for more than 65,000 generations of E. coli bacteria, will give the keynote address at the University’s 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. ... Read More

General Alumni Association honors two with faculty service awards

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of chemistry, and Michael Smith, dean of the School of Government, were honored last month with the General Alumni Association’s 2017 Faculty Service Awards. ... Read More

Researchers reach milestone for treating brain cancer

In a rapid-fire series of breakthroughs in just under a year, researchers at Carolina have made another stunning advance in the development of an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a common and aggressive brain cancer. ... Read More

The legacy of Oliver Smithies

Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies passed away Jan. 10, but he leaves behind a tremendous legacy in laboratories around the world and in the hearts of the many scientists who shared in his work. Here are just a few reasons Smithies will always be remembered. ... Read More

Researchers use light to launch drugs from red blood cells

Scientists at Carolina have developed a breakthrough technique that uses light to activate a drug stored in circulating red blood cells so that it is released exactly when and where it is needed. ... Read More

Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s 1st Nobel laureate, passes away at 91

Oliver Smithies, Carolina's first full-time faculty member to win a Nobel Prize and a world-renowned giant in the field of gene targeting, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, at UNC Hospitals after a short illness. He was 91. ... Read More

Young faculty thrive in supportive environment

Dedicated mentorship and cross-disciplinary collaboration combined with stellar academic facilities have created an environment at Carolina that has emerging faculty leaders thriving and receiving some of the nation’s most prestigious awards for early and mid-level faculty. ... Read More