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The sustainability entrepreneur Spring 2024

David Rosenberg credits his Carolina education for honing the analytical and people skills that have contributed to his success in diverse industries.

Annette Lawrence has her hands in her pockets in the arboretum on UNC's campus

‘Making and unmaking’ Spring 2024

Artist Annette Lawrence emphasizes the process of creating and teaching students to embrace unexpected discoveries during the artistic process.

Zack Hall crosses his arms and stands in front of rows of mainframes and computers

Mentors, matter Spring 2024

Ph.D. student Zack Hall has made an impact at Carolina through his research of subatomic particles and by supporting undergraduate physicists.

Headshot of Betsy Olson in front of her computer, whose screen reads "Report on Caregiving Youth in the U.S."

Exploring the special challenges of youth caregivers Spring 2024

Professor Betsy Olson raises the profile of the overlooked and vulnerable by cultivating a culture of collaboration through a geography lens.

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Fighting for rural health care access Spring 2024

From Appalachia to the Research Triangle, Caroline Hoover is striving to improve rural health care access, particularly birth and pregnancy services.

Jenny Han stands, with hands on hips, smiling at the camera.

XO, Jenny Han Spring 2024

Fans love the bestselling YA author’s novels and TV shows. Do they know her heart bleeds Carolina blue?

Sidney Wilkerson-Hill is wearing a blue lab coat and smiling at the camera with chemistry lab equipment in the background.

Captivated by chemistry Spring 2024

Organic chemist Sidney Wilkerson-Hill is using a Sloan Research Fellowship to develop new small-molecule pesticides to combat mosquitoes that cause malaria.

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Precarious workers in unprecedented times Fall 2023

Alexandrea Ravenelle’s latest book explores how COVID-19 affected the most vulnerable wage-earners.

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A thrilling debut Fall 2023

Victoria Wlosok signed a book deal for her young adult thriller with a “big five” publisher when she was still a first-year student. On Sept. 19, her work hit the shelves. 

Headshot of Ari Green leaning on a railing in a Chapel Hill neighborhood

‘Root shock’ Fall 2023

Graduate student Ari Green is studying the experiences of Black people being displaced from their homes and communities in three urban areas.

Nicolas Pegard in his lab at UNC, surrounded by optical equipment.

Optimizing optics Fall 2023

Nicolas Pégard’s lab helps neuroscientists tackle research challenges with custom-designed optical technology.

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The Hollywood storyteller Fall 2023

Alumna Rayna McClendon found her love of screenwriting through classes in the department of communication at UNC.

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Borders and boundaries Fall 2023

Political geographer Banu Gökarıksel directs Carolina’s popular curriculum in global studies while exploring her own research about global and local belonging.

Headshot of Marissa Carmi leaning against a decorated red stone adornment to a gray column.

Showcasing Native diversity Spring 2023

Graduate student Marissa Carmi is contributing to research about Oneida history, identity and sovereignty while supporting the larger narrative of Native diversity that has long been silenced.

Headshot of Sara Algoe, in front of a bookshelf.

Gratitude and shared laughter are like probiotics for your relationship Spring 2023

UNC psychologist Sara Algoe and her team are taking a deep dive into what makes couples love, bond and stay happy — together.