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Campus celebrates the planet with Earth Day Fair

Students, faculty and staff participated in several activities in support of the environment at the Earth Day Fair on April 18 on campus. ... Read More

Public service awards honor mentorship, advocacy programs led by Tar Heels

The Carolina Center for Public Service recognized several community-based programs led by Carolina faculty, staff and students at its 2018 Public Service Awards celebration on April 9. ... Read More

Chemistry professor develops polymers that mimic chameleon skin

Chemistry professor Sergei Sheiko has produced a biocompatible synthetic material that behaves like biological tissues and changes color when it changes shape—like chameleon skin. ... Read More

Carolina programs ranked among ‘Best Graduate Schools’

Several graduate programs at Carolina received high rankings as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “Best Graduate Schools.” Among the rankings, the School of Medicine is first for its primary care program, following a second-place ranking last year. ... Read More

Capturing community history

From textile mills to the state’s mental hospital, a team of Carolina's faculty, students and staff are engaging with North Carolina communities to tell their own complicated stories. ... Read More

Gillings School partners on a banner symposium exploring the 1918 flu pandemic

"Public health can be a great convener of people, crossing boundaries to forge conversations for the public good," said Barbara Rimer. ... Read More

Clean Tech Summit shows path to a green global economy

“North Carolina is poised to be a national hub of clean technology for the country and the world,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Bob Blouin. ... Read More

Researchers engineer T-cells to target brain cancer cells and attack tumors

A team of researchers from the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center led by Gianpietro Dotti, a professor in the School of Medicine department of microbiology and immunology, has genetically engineered cancer-killing immune cells (T-cells) that can hunt and attack brain tumors. ... Read More

Time to get serious about nanomaterials databases

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy administers the Nanomaterials Registry database. Professor Alex Tropsha is the steward of the registry database at Carolina. ... Read More

Mathematics’ Yaiza Canzani named a Sloan Fellow ‘rising star’

The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of scientific leaders. ... Read More