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

photo by Alyssa LaFaro

A Caregiving Community at Carolina

A new program funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation strives to create better work-life balance for physician scientists who have extreme caregiving needs at home.

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Sequencing the Sea

Newly discovered interactions between algae and bacteria could help marine scientists forecast algae blooms and take measures to prevent them.

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The Wilmington Ten

The story of 10 young people who fought for fair treatment within Wilmington's newly desegregated schools during the Civil Rights era.

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Pentecostalism in Dominican Republic

What do churchgoers and gang members have in common? A lot more than you might think.

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Women in Science Wednesday
infographic by Corina Cudebec

The Women in Science Wednesday series launched in 2016 features a different researcher each week whose focus falls within the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. The series has been an immense success, highlighting the work of 48 female researchers at all levels of their careers, from a variety of departments across campus. Visit to view the full infographic.

Check out other researchers from our Women in Science Wednesday Series, or recommend a scientist to be featured.


photo by Mary Lide Parker

UNC senior Kayla Seiffert discusses how she and her colleagues record low-frequency sound in the stratosphere at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting the largest earth and space science meeting in the world taking place this week in San Francisco, California.

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



Preserving History: The Rocky Mount Mills

UNC faculty team up with Capitol Broadcasting Company to explore the ways community-based memories and stories, multimedia archival materials, and the Internet can be connected to showcase the history of the Rocky Mount Mills. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Using Data to Guide Clinical Care

A new project led by researchers at RENCI and the pharmacy school aims to develop a biomedical data "translator" that will integrate, synthesize, and interpret multiple sources of clinical and biomedical data. (UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy)

Tracking down one of cancer's deadliest culprits — the ras family of genes (Newsweek)

The surprisingly unequal benefits of electric vehicles, mapped (The Atlantic, "City Lab")

UNC to lead national transportation safety research effort (News & Observer)

How states are making the holidays merry, even for prisoners (Governing)


"At UNC, we want to be on the cutting edge and leading the industry. It's important that our students not only have skills to work in these new technologies, but they can learn stuff here and then take that into the newsroom."

— Steven King, a UNC School of Media & Journalism professor using 360-video and virtual reality to tell stronger narratives

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