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Bold Moves

Topple a paradigm. Uncover the unknown. Bold moves presume nothing – except innovation.

  • A group holding books in a library.

    A (really) big birthday bash

    The department of English and comparative literature celebrates 225 years of rhetoric, writing, film and literature at UNC-Chapel Hill in October. The department ties its history to the founding of the University.

  • Students in the Pit on UNC's campus.

    Student group focuses on supporting cancer research, enhancing scientific careers

    Carolina Cancer Association is a student organization focused on health care volunteerism, contribution to research and academia, and spreading awareness about cancer and its widespread impact in every community.

  • The Arritech Peaks

    Into the backcountry

    This summer, Andrew Buchanan and Owen Ryerson made the arduous trek to the Arrigetch Peaks in remote Alaska to collect rock samples for an independent research project that aims to answer big questions about the mountains.

  • A man working on a computer with two screens

    Producing films for the dome

    A team at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center creates original films to make science engaging for thousands of viewers each year.

  • A record leans against a record player.

    Learning behind the laughter

    In Associate Professor Michelle Robinson’s American studies Maymester course, “Comedy and Ethics,” students explored how stand-up comedy enriches American culture and sparks ethical discussions, all while making people laugh.

  • Jiayi Bao and Abhisekh Ghosh Moulick stand together near stairs.

    How to think like an entrepreneur

    New faculty in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship are bringing their backgrounds in public policy and creative teaching methods to help students learn how to think like an entrepreneur, and how to turn opportunity into possibility.

  • A woman flies a drone over water

    Carolina’s drone lab takes off

    Recently launched to provide a hub for innovative drone and sensing technologies at Carolina, CARDNL serves as a collaborative resource for faculty and student researchers to use for a host of research endeavors.

  • A person adjusts a laser tool.

    Where science meets solutions

    Interdisciplinary faculty research designed to tackle compelling problems is finding support from the Institute for Convergent Science in the Genome Sciences Building on campus. The goal: Expediting the research-to-marketplace pipeline.