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Nightscape of Shenzhen

Guiding China’s Gilded Age: Helping a giant rethink its urban upheaval

City and regional planning professor Yan Song is helping China rethink its urban upheaval. She directs UNC’s Program on Chinese Cities in the Center for Urban and Regional Studies.

Spring 2013 Features, Issues, Spring 2013

Ron Alterovitz in his lab

They, Robots: The future is already here

If you haven’t come across a robot lately, it’s because they’re still not very good with people, says UNC computer scientist Ron Alterovitz.

Fall 2012 Fall 2012, Features

North Carolina Coastline

The Future of the Outer Banks: Climate change’s effect on N.C.’s barrier islands

Laura Moore uses historical maps, geologic data and computational modeling tools to create simulations that show how the barrier has moved since it first formed about 8,500 years ago, and … Continued

Fall 2012 Fall 2012, Features

Lee Weisert records water sounds

Fluid Music: UNC musician explores sounds created by water

When Lee Weisert first heard the chords in “The Rite of Spring” as a high school student, the hairs on the back of his neck stood up.

Fall 2012 Fall 2012, Features

Macroview of water droplets

Total Immersion: The art and science of water in our world

For more stories about water initiatives in the College, click on the links at the bottom of this story. Water. Life depends on it, and this fall the Carolina campus is … Continued

Cover Stories, Fall 2012, Features

Greg Allgood

Precious Resource: Scientist saves lives through clean water

Greg Allgood (B.S. ’81, M.S.P.H. ’83), a Procter & Gamble scientist, knew his company had developed a packet of chemicals that could clean dirty water in 30 minutes. The product drew … Continued

Fall 2012 Fall 2012, Features

UNC cultural historian Bernie Herman

Oyster Culture: Cultivating the foodways of a Virginia coastal community

Bernie Herman is not a marine biologist, but he knows an awful lot about oysters.

Fall 2012 Fall 2012, Features