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The new face of data

A UNC student points his smartphone at the fountain in front of Bynum Hall. A Staryu — one of many water-capable Pokémon — appears on the screen. It jumps into the fountain as the student attempts to repeatedly throw Pokeball after Pokeball at the creature. Although it’s just an image of the pop-culture critter overlaid…

Making history accessible to everyone

Elijah Gaddis grew up in Cabarrus County, in the “heart of textile country,” not knowing much about the history of the place he calls home. During his time at Carolina, he has made it his mission to illuminate the state’s history in new ways, through public-facing digital scholarship in partnership with local communities. “The thing…

Well Said: Commencement and Carolina Firsts

On May 14, Alexis Miller will be one of the more than 600 first-generation college students to graduate from Carolina at the Spring Commencement. It wasn’t the easiest path to graduation but with the support of Carolina Firsts, Miller will become the first person in her family to receive a college degree. In this week’s…

‘What I’ve dreamed of doing’

Cordell Corbin’s career plan all started in front of the television, watching re-enactments of World War II and Vietnam War air-to-air combat. Even though he was just in middle school, he set his goal then. He was going to become a military pilot. “That provided the initial spark and then after that I was looking…

Leaving his heel print, a passion for innovation

When Brent Comstock arrived in Chapel Hill four years ago, he had a simple plan: take advantage of every opportunity he could in innovation and entrepreneurship at Carolina. Four years later, Comstock has made a lasting impact in those areas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He helped turn CarolinaGO into an…

ACC champs times 3 for Carolina

Three North Carolina teams became Atlantic Coast Conference champions over the weekend. Both the women’s and men’s lacrosse teams and the women’s tennis team won ACC titles on Sunday. The women’s lacrosse team beat Syracuse 18-11, giving the team its second consecutive ACC title and third title overall. Molly Hendrick was named the most valuable player.…

Best moments of spring

Happy last day of classes! We asked Carolina students to talk about their favorite parts of the spring 2017 semester. Here are some of our favorite responses.  Congratulations, Tar Heels. You made it through another semester!  By Carly Swain and Rachel Gogal, University Communications Published April 27, 2017

A true research university

For the past 12 months, Kyle Wallace has been examining reconstructed ACLs in the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory to better understand how damage done during the reconstruction could lead to knee osteoarthritis. As he stood in the middle of the Great Hall in the Student Union to present his year of work, he felt a…

Brotherly love, no matter what

When Austin Ludwig was 11, he didn’t know what to make of his younger brother Mason. He didn’t know what to tell friends who wondered why Mason couldn’t talk at age 4. Austin felt embarrassed, but the older he got and the more he learned about autism, the more he wanted to help people like…

Well Said: Robots and minds

As technology advances and robots are further integrated into daily life, the line between a mechanical tool and a potentially living thing is becoming more blurred. But do robots actually have minds? And if they do, how will human interaction with robots change? In this week’s episode, we talk about robots and minds with Kurt…