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November 2016
Endeavors UNC Research
Research and creative activity at UNC-Chapel Hill

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One Giant Leap in the Dark

We can't know how a transformative experience — like walking on the moon — will change us until we make that first small step. UNC philosopher L.A. Paul explains.

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Colors of Colonial Congo

Belgium's control of the Congo in the early 20th century had a profound impact on native artists.

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The China Health & Nutrition Survey

The pioneering survey identified the "nutrition transition" in China, which is now seen throughout the industrialized world.

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This Is Your World on Drugs

Hendrée Jones works tirelessly across continents to help families struggling with substance-use disorders.

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Junior Adrienne Bonar is a research assistant at the Carolina Affective Science Lab. Her research focuses on how people's body states and knowledge about emotions shape their experiences.

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Scarp is the term used to refer to the steep cuts made in sand dunes, typically from storm surge. Here, UNC researchers measure scarp on Atlantic Beach a week after Hurricane Matthew.

#ResearchUNCovered gives a behind-the-scenes look at student and faculty investigations. To see more research photos, follow us here on Instagram.



Creating a Community of Makers

With 35,000 feet of fully equipped rooms for woodworking, metalworking, and digital fabrication, the Murray Hall makerspace will become the central hub of the BeAM (Be a Maker) network. (UNC-Chapel Hill)

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Each week, UNC Research will broadcast portions of presentations, workshops, or events featuring researchers from all over campus, live on Facebook. Follow us here, and stay tuned.

Protein-studded nanoparticles vaccinate mice against dengue (Cosmos)

How much tourism is too much? (Coastal Review)

How virtual reality helps us walk in someone else's shoes (BBC Radio)

Could climate change keep kids out of school? (National Geographic)

UNC and NC State scientists find a way to make off-the-grid greenhouses viable (Indy Week)


"Persist in your work. Keep trying. Don't be put off by something not working. Try it again and try it again. Keep on going as long as is wise."

— Oliver Smithies, UNC renowned geneticist and Nobel laureate, whose more than 150 journals — featuring 65 years of both groundbreaking research and day-to-day life — have been digitized and made available to the public.

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