Water Rights and Wrongs

UNC researchers are testing water quality and looking at drought patterns to ensure that North Carolina has an adequate supply of clean water. The University has mobilized around a two-year academic theme, “Water In Our World,” which focuses on issues including making water available to and safe for people around the world.

What’s love got to do with it?

By studying what happens in our bodies when we respond to different types of emotion, Barbara Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and author of the new book Love 2.0, has determined that some things we think we know about love are wrong.

Record numbers apply to Carolina

Carolina offered admission to the fall 2013 entering class to 5,393 candidates who applied by the first of two admission deadlines. The admitted students were chosen from a record first-deadline pool of 15,169 – an increase of 15 percent over last year.

A Conversation with Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts, noted journalist, author and political commentator delivered this year's Weatherspoon Lecture. Roberts sat down with Chancellor Holden Thorp to talk about politics and American history.

Generous gift establishes School of Medicine lab

A $1 million gift from the North Carolina Eye Bank will fund an innovative, multidisciplinary surgical skills laboratory in the School of Medicine. The lab, the only of its kind in the region, provides state-of-the-art surgical training opportunities to students and physicians across the state.

Classroom is community

Communications professor Della Pollock has joined town and gown with the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History, an organization founded on the oral histories of the residents of Northside in Chapel Hill. Through service-learning, Pollock encourages her students to see the community as their classroom.

Scientists unveil a superbug’s secret

Chemistry professor Matthew Redinbo leads a team of researchers to address the looming threat of incurable staph infections – a global public health problem. His team has not only identified the way the resistance spreads, but also has suggested ways to potentially stop the transfer.

UNC Hospitals earns stroke center status

UNC Hospitals is one of 15 hospitals in the nation and the only hospital in the Southeast to receive the designation of a Comprehensive Stroke Center. It joins an elite group of providers that are setting the national agenda in highly specialized stroke care.

Fussy babies exposed to more TV

Moms, especially those who are obese, are more likely to use television to soothe fussy infants, according to researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The study examines the interplay of maternal and infant risk factors that lead to TV watching in infants.
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