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  • A student taking class on her laptop.

    Carolina Away connects Tar Heels around the globe

    Meet some of Carolina Away's students to learn how the program has helped shape their first year at UNC-Chapel Hill — both academically and socially.

  • A laptop with a graphic of a world map around it.

    Opening the door to global research

    Part of Carolina Away's Opportunity Curriculum, "Contemporary World Problems" introduces ways to conduct research on politics, economies, cultures and societies around the world.

  • Viles of organic compounds sit on a table.

    Tiny molecules, big potential

    North Carolina native and organic chemist Sidney Wilkerson-Hill is investigating ways to recreate the power of plants in the lab — work that could lead to advances in drug development.

  • UNC researcher prepares to enter the lab

    READDI, not reactive

    The Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Discovery Initiative — founded by researchers at Carolina and the Structural Genomics Consortium — is not only finding solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also drugs and therapeutics for future viral outbreaks.

  • A dentist wears the AerFrame over his N95 mask.

    Building smarter so we can breathe easier

    A Carolina biomedical engineering professor’s knack for entrepreneurial resourcefulness helped him jumpstart the development of an innovative face mask device – and a new startup company.

  • Two researchers in white lab gear work in a covid-19 testing lab.

    COVID-19 Testing: How Carolina built a frontline defense

    University faculty and staff worked tirelessly to build a state-of-the-art COVID-19 testing program, even taking efficiency cues from fast-food drive-through experts. Learn how they did it and why their work is critical for a successful spring semester.

  • Two children play on a Nugget sofa

    Meet the Tar Heels behind this year’s hottest toy

    Three Carolina alumni founded Nugget Comfort, a children’s furniture company whose play couch has become one of the most sought-after gifts this holiday season.

  • Andy Andrews stands in front of the sociologu Hall of Fame.

    A decorated department turns 100

    When looking for leaders over the past century, national organizations and the University have repeatedly turned to Carolina’s sociology department.