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A classroom on the Core Sound

More than a dozen Tar Heels spent last semester on the coast, conducting research on a new issue impacting the barrier islands of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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  • Brian Lerch standing in front of a projection of beetles.

    The smorgasbord scientist

    Why do some organisms live in groups? What influences their cooperation with one another? How do they choose their mates? Ph.D. student Brian Lerch has a lot of questions about ecology and evolutionary biology — and he strives to answer them using math.

  • Samara Airy Perez Labra working in a garden.

    Planting a “sense of place”

    Together with American studies professor Daniel Cobb, undergraduate students learned the meaning of hands-on research by getting their hands dirty. They planted a garden inspired by their transcriptions of the diary of one of the 20th century’s most influential American Indian writers and intellectuals.

  • Niki Shamdasani

    How Carolina helped prepare one alumna to launch her own fashion brand

    After struggling to find clothes for a traditional wedding in India, Carolina alumna Niki Shamdasani '15 and her sister launched their own South Asian-inspired fashion brand, Sani. The Tar Heels says Carolina helped her hone the crucial problem-solving abilities she now uses as a business owner.

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