Erik Zhang

Erik Zhang

Erik Zhang is a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He studies why people give preference to the needs and interests of family ...

The People’s Historian

Darin Waters believes that through the study of history, we can find out where we’ve been and glimpse where we’re going – something he learned during his PhD project at Biltmore Estate. ...
Clark Larsen working at Catalhoyuk

The Bone Decoder

Clark Larsen uncovers the stories of bones, recreating the lives of people who lived thousands of years ago. ...
Liah McPherson

Capturing the Lives of Sea Creatures

Liah McPherson records the lives of dolphins and whales — from Hawaiʻi to Antarctica. ...
Jared Richards holds a specimen in the paleontology collection at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology

Bewitched by Invertebrates

Jared Richards studies bizarre and beautiful sea creatures over 480 million years old. ...

Farnosh Mazandarani

Farnosh Mazandarani is a PhD student in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. She studies popular pornographic media content in the U.S. and how trends in popularity coincide with societal ...
Brain Coffey

Thirst for the Search

How Brian Coffey’s love for hunting objects unearthed a dinosaur in Durham and led him to a career in the energy sector. ...
Elijah Gullett

Elijah Gullett

Elijah Gullett is a senior majoring in public policy and minoring in urban studies and planning within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He studies how housing regulations impact family ...

On the Origin of Sculptures

In a collaboration between Arts Everywhere and the UNC Center for Galápagos Studies, five artists were tasked with creating sculptures of native Galápagan animals to celebrate the 10th anniversary ...

Roots of Afro-Latin Rhythms

In each episode of the Mix(ed)tape Podcast, researchers Melissa Villodas and Andrés Hincapié speak to Black dancers, choreographers, musicians, and academics about the roots of various Afro-Latin ...
Yao Li

Yao Li

Yao Li is an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on developing efficient and robust ...
Michelle Itano looks at microscope slides in the UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core

Microscope Magic

Since middle school, Michelle Itano has been mesmerized by the power of microscopes. These seemingly familiar pieces of technology can do so much more than simply capture images of small things. ...