Screen grab of a UNC researcher releasing a sea turtle back into the ocean. Click to start video.

Giving sea turtles a lift

UNC researchers help rehabilitated sea turtles get back to the ocean.
Video by Mary Lide Parker
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Beneath the Waves

The goal of the Beneath the Waves Film Festival is to raise awareness of ocean conservation and marine science through film.

Video by Mary Lide Parker
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The Dementia Tour

Holliday wants her students to become empathetic caregivers to the older population. To help her students understand what it feels like to be an older adult, or to have dementia, Holliday organizes a hands-on activity called the Dementia Tour.
Portrait of Giselle Corbie-Smith

Giselle Corbie-Smith

Giselle Corbie-Smith is a social medicine professor in the UNC School of Medicine, as well as director of the Center for Health Equity Research and NC TraCS’ Community Academic Resources for Engaged Scholarship (CARES) Services. She is nationally recognized for her scholarly work on the practical and ethical issues regarding involvement of minorities in research.
Aya Avashai Yitshak poses on campus.

Aya Avishai-Yitshak

Aya Avishai-Yitshak is a graduate student studying psychology and neuroscience in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on implicit processes, motivation, and health behaviors including exercise, eating, weight-gain prevention, and smoking.
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Scraping for Secrets on Online Drug Forums

Online forums provide an outlet for drug users — and a source of information for UNC researchers like John D. Martin, III, who believes that studying these platforms may be the key to addressing abuse.
Elizabeth Olson poses on a bench on campus.

Elizabeth Olson

Elizabeth Olson is an associate professor of geography and global studies in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She recently received funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for her research on youth caregivers.
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Exploring Emotional Intelligence with Extraterrestrials

At what age do children recognize complex emotions? UNC College of Arts & Sciences researchers Kristen Lindquist and Misha Becker explore this in a new study.
Destinee Grove poses on campus.

Destinee Grove

Senior Destinee Grove is an undergraduate researcher in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in exercise and sport science and psychology. Her research focuses on a collection of concussion measures like cognitive function, eye movement, and posture ability for athletes. She is a Morehead-Cain Scholar and also a research assistant at the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center.
Silvia Tomášková measures an elephant engraving, preparing to take pictures.

Carving Creativity

UNC anthropologist Silvia Tomášková studies South African rock engravings to unearth the creative process of some of the country’s earliest inhabitants.
Elizabeth Dickinson poses on campus.

Elizabeth Dickinson

Elizabeth Dickinson is a clinical assistant professor of communication within the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, as well as an affiliated faculty member within the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology. She is also a 2016-17 Faculty Scholar with the UNC Carolina Women’s Center. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary and humanistic approaches to critical intercultural communication and recently has focused on how diversity, equity, and inclusion are created, performed, and resisted through communication.
Berk Biryol observes a large, gray rock.

Detective Work Deep in the Earth

UNC College of Arts & Sciences seismologist Berk Biryol takes a crack at understanding how the earth is moving under the Southeastern United States