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A woman and a man sit in an office type setting in the 1960s.

From Turmoil to Triumph

The major political events of the 1960s set the stage for the founding of the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, which forever changed education research and practice. ...
Two adults play with a child.

The ABCs of Early Childhood Education

Smarter. Healthier. Better prepared for the world. Those are just a few of the benefits early childhood education can have over the course of a lifetime — benefits made evident by the Frank Porter ...
A man coils a rope while standing on a boat.

A Deep Dive into Jordan Lake

Using state-of-the-art instrumentation and lab analyses, UNC researchers gather information on Jordan Lake. ...
Two women walking in chest deep water, one of them holds a pool noodle for support.

Striking a Balance

People with cerebral palsy (CP) are now living longer than they ever have before. But a longer life with CP can include more complex health issues that providers are struggling to accommodate. ...
Illustration of two self driving cars at a overhead view. There are "sonic ways" emitting from the cars, showing that they are "talking" to one another.

Disruptive Driving

While car manufacturers and tech companies around the world work to make autonomous vehicles a reality, two UNC researchers are raising some important questions about the impacts — both positive and ...
Zena Cardman poses in a thick winter coat and hat while conducting research on the West Antarctic Peninsula.

The 0.3 Percent

From the basalt lava fields of Hawaii to the vast white expanse of Antarctica, UNC alumna Zena Cardman has ventured to some of Earth’s most unique and remote places. Now she’s setting her sights ...
Jaycie Vos talks into a microphone at a radio station.

Folklore FX

The experimental environment at WXDU provides an artistic haven for Duke University students and Durham locals alike — a sentiment that UNC archivist and folklorist Jaycie Vos hopes to capture. ...
Man shows young boy equipment.

Utilizing Geophysics to Uncover History

Central North Carolina is home to a vast array of historic landscapes that weave in and out of our day-to-day paths. On Saturday, April 30, Mike Shore’s Geological Archaeology class spent a day ...
A man coils a rope while standing on a boat.

A Deep Dive into Jordan Lake

Using state-of-the-art instrumentation and lab analyses, UNC researchers gather information on Jordan Lake. ...
A volcano emitting smoke from it.

A Volcanologist’s Vigilance

As director of Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute, Mario Ruiz has monitored some of the most active (and potentially destructive) volcanoes in South America. After earning his PhD at UNC 10 years ago, ...

A RAPID Response to Hurricane Matthew

In the months following one of the most destructive hurricanes of the past decade, UNC researchers had to act fast. Using a unique grant from the NSF, they’re testing water quality in Lumberton — ...
Felton Thomas holds up a sign that reads "Prevention 4 me" at an event that supports the LGBT Center in Raleigh

Beyond Condoms: New Approaches to HIV Prevention

The UNC Division of Infectious Diseases launches three simultaneous studies to help prevent HIV within the most susceptible populations. ...

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