Button: Foundations series
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Leveled-Up Learning

Leveled-Up Learning

The Greenlaw Gameroom is a one-of-a-kind space at UNC. Through the conduit of video games, students learn across disciplines, explore the ancient world, analyze the horror genre, and conduct surveys. ...
Through a Different Lens

Through a Different Lens

How can students strengthen their education by stepping outside their major and trying something new? Two professors — one in studio art and the other in biology — pose this question to ...
Mastering Mandarin for Business

Mastering Mandarin for Business

With nearly 1 billion speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. That’s almost 15 percent of the global population — and why UNC Asian studies professor Yi Zhou has spent ...
Taking Research to New Heights

Taking Research to New Heights

From surveying glacial melt to managing wildfires, there are endless ways drones can be used in research. Over winter break, UNC faculty and students completed a drone workshop ­— the first of its ...
New-Age Nicotine

New-Age Nicotine

The number of middle and high school students that use electronic cigarettes rose from 3.6 million to 5 million in a single year, according to the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Study. As a wave of ...
Unseen Science

Unseen Science

RENCI is a hub for supercomputing and data science power at Carolina. The institute is the backbone for a slew of successful projects, from the data management software used by the National Library ...
The Timber Chronicles

The Timber Chronicles

As a paleoclimatologist, Erika Wise studies climate trends from the past thousand years. Her methods of inquiry may be complicated — using microscopic crossdating and isotope analysis — but her ...
The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart

Todd Cohen and Jonathan Schisler — a neuroscientist and a heart researcher — began working together in 2016 after meeting for coffee in Marsico Hall. By combining their expertise in protein studies, ...
Creating Their World

Creating Their World

With nine shows in a season, PlayMakers Repertory Company is always bustling — staff often begin work on the next play before the previous one wraps up. From props to costumes and set design, every ...
Behind-the-Numbers of “Native Son”

Behind-the-Numbers of “Native Son”

One thousand feet of lumber, 87 props, 60 yards of fabric and a whole lot of creativity. That — and more — is what it took for the staff at PlayMakers Repertory Company to produce the first play of ...
Researching the Limelight

Researching the Limelight

When the actors of PlayMakers Repertory Company step onto the stage, they become someone new. Taking on a character is a science all its own — one that requires art, imagination, and research to ...
A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

Most of what you see at a theatrical performance can’t be purchased in a store. Each piece is specifically designed, created, and modified for the actor who will wear it on stage. What does that ...