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Can sustainable plastics clean our plastic-polluted water?

April 11, 2022

UNC researchers across disciplines are harnessing the power of a new plastic to remove pollutants from drinking water. Their work just got a significant boost from the state legislature. Inventing a new kind of plastic to remove plastic pollution from … Read more

Building community resilience to climate change

April 11, 2022

Miyuki Hino is helping residents and civic officials find creative ways to deal with the impact of flooding and rising sea levels.  In the face of severe storms and rising sea levels, flood-prone areas are especially vulnerable to the effects … Read more

‘I have to find their voice, I have to find their stories’

April 11, 2022

A historian explores the social networks that helped enslaved people survive. Brandi Brimmer was recruited to the department of African, African American and diaspora studies in fall 2021 because of her expertise in U.S. slavery and emancipation. But Brimmer, associate … Read more

Endings and new beginnings

April 11, 2022

It is bittersweet for me to realize that this is my last dean’s message for Carolina Arts & Sciences as I prepare to retire at the end of the semester, wrapping up 35 wonderful years of service to UNC-Chapel Hill. … Read more

Strawberry shortcakes with sorghum whip

April 11, 2022

This is my family recipe for shortcakes. It’s technically a cream biscuit recipe, but it’s my go-to for last-minute spring and summer desserts with seasonal fruit and a whipped topping. I try to always use local ingredients, and in the … Read more