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Danielle Spurlock giving a speech at town hall meeting.

Gaining a Community’s Trust

The revitalization of Old East Durham has resulted in a dramatic increase in property values over the last 10 years. What does this growth mean for housing affordability, equity, and environmental ...
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Growth from the Ground Up

A Robeson County tortilla manufacturer is ready to increase his production from 25,000 pounds of tortillas a week to 120,000 pounds. UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA student Ben Holmes is helping him do just ...
Patrick Seelinger holds up his phone, showing his face to the camera is a blue box around it with the words "Patrick Seelinger" next to it, indicating the it recognizes him

The New Face of Data

UNC undergraduate Patrick Seelinger and professor Steven King are developing a facial recognition app that will provide information on people just by looking at them. ...
Picture of the outter-banks from the beach

Keepers of Our Coast

North Carolina’s barrier islands are dynamic landforms in a state of constant change. UNC researchers want to better understand how those changes happen and what they mean for the future of our. ...
Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson and Frank Stillo test the well water at a home just outside city limits in Wake County.

Beyond City Limits

Why do some neighborhoods lack access to municipal services? And how does this affect families? UNC public health researchers delve into this topic by testing well water in Wake County communities ...
Portrait of Dean Kemble that hangs in the UNC School of Nursing

The Nursing Pioneer

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting Elizabeth L. Kemble, founding dean of the UNC School of Nursing. After becoming dean in 1950, she recruited faculty, oversaw construction of a ...
Elsemarie deVries flies a kite out on the beach with a camera attached to conduct an aerial survey

A Day in the Field

How does a beach recover after a hurricane? What are the outcomes of natural processes versus man-made interventions? These are some of the questions posed by Elsemarie deVries, a PhD student in the ...
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Real Sound in a Virtual World

Gaming giant Valve acquires Impulsonic — a UNC-created 3-D sound simulation software company started by two PhD students and faculty within the Department of Computer Science. ...
Sign sits out in a country side that says "Ebola Virus, How to Prevent it From Spreading"

Outsmarting an Outbreak

When Ebola strikes, what is the proper response? What measures should be taken to protect communities in a time of crisis? Should a neighborhood be quarantined? How? To help answer these questions, ...
Infographic for Out of Hospital Sudden Unexpected Death (also known as OHSUD). 4 of the 5 medical conditions that cause OHSUD in North Carolina are related to the heart. 32 OHSUD-related deaths occur each day in North Carolina. Nationwide, OHSUD accounts for 15% of all natural deaths.

Without Warning: Why Do People Drop Dead?

In North Carolina, roughly 32 people die unexpectedly every day, their loved ones devastated not only by loss but the inability to say goodbye. To help prevent these tragedies, UNC cardiologists ...
A pelican rests, overlooking the Malecon near Academy Bay

Celebrating Darwin Day

For over a decade, UNC scientists have committed to sustaining and protecting the unique species and ecosystems in the Galápagos Islands. In honor of Darwin Day — a celebration of the renowned ...
An illustration of a girl at a computer with a message board opened

Seeking Solace through the Screen

Anonymous online chat therapy groups for people with bulimia nervosa prove just as effective as face-to-face meetings — a treatment form that could save both cost and lives. UNC researcher Stephanie ...