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Adam Versényi works in his office, with a blurred effect around him.

Students, an ocean apart, study drama and the plague

An international online course connects students from three universities to explore how theater-makers can adapt, recover and thrive amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first page of the syllabus for Adam … Read more

Spring 2021

Vivienne Benesch sits on the Paul Green Theatre stage, which is designed for

All Too Human

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 45th season has been a season like no other. Amid a global pandemic, when other theaters were shutting down, the company programmed its first virtual season. With … Read more

Spring 2021

Jiayi Bao and Abhisekh Ghosh Moulick at a staircase in Abernethy Hall.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

New faculty in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship are bringing their backgrounds in public policy and creative teaching methods to help students learn how to think like an entrepreneur, and … Read more

Spring 2021

Waves crash against a barrier on the Outer Banks.

Building resilience for storm-battered N.C.

A diverse team of researchers is addressing the long-term impact of extreme weather. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season broke records on multiple levels. While the season usually runs from June … Read more

Spring 2021

Alicia Wellman with a device in the Triangle Biotechnology lab.

Jump-starting startups

Two up-and-coming companies receiving support through the KickStart Accelerator in the Genome Sciences Building aim to revolutionize markets for medical imaging devices and laboratory products that extract DNA. From left, … Read more

Spring 2021

Gerald Meyer and Rachel Bangle in the laser lab in Murray Hall.

Chasing sunlight

UNC-Chapel Hill chemists are leading an effort to make next-generation liquid fuels directly from sunlight and air. Rachel Bangle works with pulsed laser light to initiate electron transfer reactions in … Read more

Spring 2021

Signage outside the Genome Sciences Building, as the sun shines over the building.

Where Science Meets Solutions

Interdisciplinary faculty research designed to tackle compelling problems is finding support from the Institute for Convergent Science in the Genome Sciences Building on campus. The goal: Expediting the research-to-marketplace pipeline. … Read more

Spring 2021

Serhan Ziya’s research on allocating medical resources achieved new urgency during COVID-19.

A pandemic shapes a modeler’s research vision

Professor Serhan Ziya is applying his expertise in operations research to help hospitals and emergency departments allocate limited resources most efficiently. From the early days of COVID-19’s arrival in the … Read more

Fall 2020

JJ Bauer teaches to a webcam in her office.

The Great Pivot

When classes once again shifted to remote delivery in fall 2020, faculty across the College of Arts & Sciences, with the help of technology and instructional learning experts, say they … Read more

Fall 2020

Book cover for Daye's new collection, Cardinal

A Poet’s Southern Atlas

Haunting images, childhood memories, and both the joy and pain of growing up in the rural South fill the pages of award-winning poet Tyree Daye’s work. The teaching assistant professor … Read more

Fall 2020