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There goes the sun

With their eyes trained to the sky, thousands of Carolina students, faculty and staff members and community members spread out on blankets, relaxed in lawn chairs and staked out sunny places on campus to watch the solar eclipse. Solar eclipse glasses were the hottest fashion trend of the day. Morehead Planetarium and Science Center threw […] ... Read More

Silicon Revolution series

The Gazette was able to tag along with history professor James Leloudis and the 16 students in his Maymester class, Silicon Revolution, this summer. These are the stories and video from our three-part series. ... Read More

Silicon Revolution: Women in Tech

The shortage of women in the tech industry is obviously of interest at Carolina, which has an undergraduate population that is roughly 60 percent female. The topic was also top of mind with the students in the Silicon Revolution course. ... Read More

Illuminating facts about the coming solar eclipse

On Aug. 21, the continental United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun. Astronomer Chris Clemens offers a primer on how to watch the coming solar eclipse safely and why this one is special. ... Read More

Sherry Salyer: A shaper of young minds

Twenty-five years ago, Sherry Salyer left her job as a middle school health and physical education teacher to come to Carolina. Her students and colleagues in the Carolina's Department of Exercise and Sport Science are glad she did. ... Read More

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