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The Frog Family: The Pfennigs dig amphibians. Plus: The Lion of Greenlaw; Sleuths in the Archives and more.


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Singing to heal and connect Tar Heels Up Close

Carolina alumnus founds Chicago-area choirs for adults with early-stage memory loss.

Anusha Chari

India rising Tar Heels Up Close

An international economist is the director of a new initiative that will advance knowledge and understanding of India’s emergence as an economic powerhouse.

Leibfarth in a lab

Molecule maker Tar Heels Up Close

Polymer chemist Frank Leibfarth is rethinking plastics, with a focus on sustainability.

Lyneise Williams

Preserving an accurate visual history Tar Heels Up Close

An art historian is leading efforts to inform decision-makers about the historical implications of digital reproduction methods, particularly for people of color.

Chris Suggs

Leader, advocate, entrepreneur Tar Heels Up Close

Service is the thread that runs through Chris Suggs’ endeavors, from founding an organization to help teens in his hometown to serving as president of the Black Student Movement at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Emily Hynes

Giving voice to the marginalized Tar Heels Up Close

A graduate student is using digital humanities tools to examine musical recordings from prisons in the American South to bring the true stories of the recordings to light.

Kevin Guskiewicz presents Billie and Donn Stallings and family with a large UNC frame at a basketball game.

Transformational gift to fund new sports medicine complex The Scoop

A transformational gift from Don and Billie Stallings will fund the physical expansion of current University programs dedicated to sports medicine, sport-related traumatic brain injury and concussion research, and create the Stallings-Evans Sports Medicine Complex.

Odum teaches a classroom, circa 1920

#Throwback: Happy 100 years, sociology The Scoop

Sociology marks its centennial birthday this year.

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Estimating the global extent of river ice loss The Scoop

A new study from UNC-Chapel Hill researchers found that annual river ice cover will decline by about six days for every one degree Celsius increase in global temperatures.

Humanities Fellows

Mellon-funded undergraduate fellows develop new public humanities projects The Scoop

The inaugural class of Humanities Futures undergraduate fellows began work this spring as part of the Humanities for the Public Good initiative.

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A virtual museum of ancient N.C. history The Scoop

Ancient North Carolinians is a new virtual museum that raises awareness of the 15,000-year history of North Carolina’s indigenous populations.


Meaning of emotions may differ across the world The Scoop

Psychology researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill studied languages around the world and found that the meaning of emotions may differ across speakers of different languages.

korean studies major

University adds new Korean studies major The Scoop

Thirteen years after 23 students enrolled in the first Korean language class at Carolina, the University has added a major in Korean studies.

underwater force

Discovering a new fundamental underwater force The Scoop

A team of mathematicians from UNC-Chapel Hill and Brown University has discovered a new fundamental underwater force.

Old Well with yellow tulips

Carolina in my mind (online exclusive) Finale

As we move to remote teaching, learning and working, many of us are missing these views. As an online-only Finale, here are some virtual backgrounds to use for your meetings, classes and more.