Spotlight

Student-athletes team up for Day of Service

EFLAND, N.C. — More than 100 Carolina student-athletes and athletic department staff members spent Saturday morning volunteering at two Habitat for Humanity sites, serving their community while also building community among Tar Heel teams. The group, which included students and/or coaches from 12 UNC-Chapel Hill squads, teamed up to apply manpower to a variety of…

Tar Heels venture into space medicine

The human body’s circulatory system isn’t much of a mystery — when there’s gravity. In outer space, body fluid doesn’t circulate the way it does on Earth. Instead, it may be rushing to the head and causing all sorts of issues, including impairing astronauts’ vision during and after their missions. A Carolina senior and recent…

Fun in the Carolina sun

With the mercury climbing during this Carolina summer, many students, faculty and staff are looking for ways to keep cool. From water gun fights to snow cones and dives into the Kessing Outdoor pool, plenty of Tar Heels are finding ways to beat the heat in Chapel Hill. We want to know how you’ve been spending…

A long legacy of research

From building the first university astronomical observatory in the United States, to becoming the world’s leading scholar on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to developing antiretrovirals that prevent HIV transmission by 96 percent — researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have achieved amazing feats. To celebrate this history, the Office of Research Communications created an interactive timeline, from the…

Massey winner finally has her day

This story is one of a series featuring 2016 winners of the C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award. The late C. Knox Massey of Durham created the awards in 1980 to recognize “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions” by University employees. The award is supported by the Massey-Weatherspoon Fund created by three generations of Massey and…

Well Said: Carolina and hemophilia research

For decades, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have worked to understand and treat blood disorders from hemophilia to HIV. In this episode, Tim Nichols, professor of cardiology of the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, discusses Carolina researchers’ role in the growing understanding of hemophilia and the…

An Eagle among Tar Heels

North Carolina Central University undergraduate Prince Neequaye has become a steady presence in the labs at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center this summer. For eight weeks, he has been working as a Fellow, conducting cancer research alongside Carolina’s world-class faculty. The research fellowship is a critical component of the Partners Cancer Research Education program. As…

Chancellor, experts give a lesson on Zika

Summer is a time for fireworks, sweet corn and constant mosquito-swatting in North Carolina. The good news is that — so far — our local mosquito species doesn’t seem to carry the Zika virus. The bad news is that we don’t know how long that will be true or how likely it is that the…

Lifting up and giving back

The 270 high school students gathered on the Connor front lawn are there for icebreakers – fun activities for these Project Uplift participants to get to know each other and their counselors. Students in one group clasp hands across a huddle and then gradually unwind themselves without letting go of the other person’s hands. Next…