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Ronit Freeman holds a printed model of the coronavirus

Freeman wins support to capture and disable coronavirus spikes

Ronit Freeman, an associate professor of applied physical sciences and biomedical engineering, is working with two interdisciplinary teams and received a total of $275,000 through the Research Corporation for Science … Continued

Fall 2020

Sarah Treul

Treul, Marinelli to lead Program for Public Discourse

Sarah Treul and Kevin Marinelli have been tapped to lead the UNC Program for Public Discourse. The program was launched in 2019 to bring together UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and students … Continued

Fall 2020

Heidi Kim

Asian American Center opens at UNC

Heidi Kim, associate professor in the department of English and comparative literature, will lead the new Asian American Center at Carolina. Due to COVID-19, the Center opened virtually this fall, … Continued

Fall 2020

Campus scenes from November 2, 2018, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Grad certificate preps students to innovate for public good

A new nine-credit-hour program will launch in spring 2021, teaching design thinking skills for solving complex problems across diverse fields of research and practice. The Carolina Graduate Certificate in Innovation … Continued

Fall 2020

Solar Energy Researcher in a lab

U.S. Department of Energy funds solar energy research

The U.S. Department of Energy will provide $100 million in funding to new artificial photosynthesis research projects, including a $40 million award to the North Carolina-based Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE) to accelerate fundamental research of the production of fuels … Continued

Fall 2020

Anne Collins in the Arts & Sciences Foundation office.

Collins named senior associate dean for development in the College

Anne H. C. Collins has been named senior associate dean for development in the College of Arts & Sciences and executive director of the Arts and Sciences Foundation. Previously, Collins … Continued

Fall 2020

Illustration of a video chat on a laptop.

Study abroad goes virtual

This fall, a group of students in the College are experiencing study abroad virtually with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, which began a partnership with Carolina in 2006. … Continued

Fall 2020

A woman on a pier in the Galapagos prepares a caught fish, while a sea lion perches next to her.

Reactivating the Galapagos economy

The UNC Center for Galapagos Studies and its partners are helping island communities recover from the pandemic’s impact. Since COVID-19, the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and its communities have been … Continued

Fall 2020

Photo of Kotch and Melzer

Two take on new humanities roles

Seth Kotch, associate professor of digital humanities in American studies, has been named director of the Southern Oral History Program. Ashley Melzer, a writer, filmmaker and longtime contributor of editorial … Continued

Fall 2020

A woman walks a dog.

Overcoming Zoom fatigue

Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, “Zoom fatigue” is a growing problem. Now, more than ever, physical and mental health are important. Abbie Smith-Ryan, an associate professor in the department … Continued

Fall 2020