Solving a solar energy mystery

For Tom Meyer, the solution to storing solar energy began 40 years ago in the mystery of a molecule. “When molecules absorb light, they form excited states in which the electrons are rearranged and become more accessible,” he said. “The key was to take advantage because, at that point, with light absorption, energy conversion has…

Extreme dieting? Don’t!

Many people start the New Year with a resolution to lose weight. While it’s tempting to dedicate this time of year to dieting, Carolina’s expert on eating disorders advises: Don’t do it.” Cynthia Bulik is the director of Carolina’s Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) and holds the nation’s first endowed professorship in eating…

Little miracles

Many a boy has sat on Santa’s lap to ask for a puppy for Christmas. This Christmas, 3-year-old Grayson Clamp won’t have to. His new dog – a Golden Retriever named Tully – arrived at the Clamps’ home several weeks before Christmas, fully grown and trained. Grayson’s parents, Len and Nicole, got what they asked…

Carolina #1 academic value

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks as the number one value in American public higher education for the 13th consecutive time, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

Man of influence

Dan Ariely is a best-selling author, a Wall Street Journal columnist, a sought-after speaker and a behavioral economics professor. He’s also a Carolina alumnus.

Remembering Mandela

The world lost a great leader and inspiration with the death yesterday of Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and an anti-apartheid hero. His courage and wisdom are being remembered by in different ways by faculty, staff, students and alumni across the Carolina community: A lasting legacy When Joseph Jordan attended the unveiling…

A real mindbender

Juan Song has discovered how baby neurons stay alive, a key to understanding neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.