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The Nursing Pioneer

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 Day in the Field

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 ...
Real Sound in a Virtual World

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.
Outsmarting an Outbreak

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, ...
Without Warning: Why Do People Drop Dead?

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 ...
Celebrating Darwin Day

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 ...
Seeking Solace through the Screen

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 ...
The Long Game

The Long Game

We use statistics to analyze almost every aspect of sports on the court, but UNC’s Jonathan Jensen employs statistical analysis to predict what will happen behind the scenes of sports business.
A HHIVE for Health & Humanities

A HHIVE for Health & Humanities

From the UNC School of Medicine to the College of Arts & Sciences, students and professors are abuzz at the HHIVE — Carolina’s new lab for health and humanities research.
One Foot in Front of the Other

One Foot in Front of the Other

From summertime strolling to political marching, the act of walking has greatly influenced social practices for hundreds of years. UNC historian Chad Bryant discusses these topics in a new book, ...
Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s First Nobel Laureate, Passes Away at 91

Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s First Nobel Laureate, Passes Away at 91

Oliver Smithies, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s first full-time faculty member to win a Nobel Prize and a world-renowned giant in the field of gene targeting, passed away ...
A Living Scalpel to Fight Brain Cancer

A Living Scalpel to Fight Brain Cancer

A new technique uses stem cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs to aggressive brain tumors that are, otherwise, often inaccessible. This potentially life-saving treatment was developed by UNC ...