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Bold Moves

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

  • People exercising in a gym.

    Power hour

    Associate Professor Kara Hume coaches Power Hour, a fully inclusive adaptive fitness class for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. A new fund for faculty in the UNC School of Education is empowering Hume to pilot a study to examine the social and health impacts of Power Hour.

  • Students meeting.

    ‘A great step forward’ with Líder

    A collaboration between the Carolina Latinx Center and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, the Líder program is empowering Latinx college students to become leaders.

  • Collage of two photos: one a black an white of Carolina's early computers. The second a server room.

    7 decades of difference: Carolina’s 1st computer and its current cluster

    A computing pioneer, Carolina installed the UNIVAC 1105 to process data for the 1960 U.S. Census. Today, its primary computing cluster, the Longleaf, supports thousands of research endeavors.

  • Michelle Itano using a microscope.

    Microscope magic

    Since middle school, Michelle Itano has been mesmerized by the power of microscopes. These seemingly familiar pieces of technology can do so much more than simply capture images of small things. They can unveil a world beyond our imagination — one Itano strives to show as many people as possible.

  • Two people talking.

    Maymester course turns Tar Heels into scriptwriters

    Students in Maymester's "Writing for the 30-Minute Comedy” course collaborated with Tar Heels from "Acting for the Camera" and "Directing for the Camera" to write and produce scenes for a sitcom in just three weeks.

  • Students practicing in the courtroom.

    Building confidence in the courtroom

    The Holderness Moot Court program at the UNC School of Law gives second-year law students a chance to practice many of the skills they’ll need to perfect as attorneys.

  • Two people looking at a laptop.

    Digital training improves dental care, turns students into inventors

    Using computer-assisted design and 3D printing in a Carolina BeAM Makerspace, dental students learn how to provide more efficient and affordable care.

  • Flavio Frohlich and Leah Townsend standing in a lab.

    A new wave of psychiatric care

    Carolina-affiliated startup Pulvinar Neuro’s novel treatment for mental illness – a technology that uses closed-loop, non-invasive stimulation of brain waves – offers hope to a rising tide of patients and recently led to the company’s acquisition by medical device leader Electromedical Products International.