Bold Moves

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

  • The lone scientist problem, and how two Carolina professors are addressing it

    Two Carolina professors are combining their distinct areas of expertise to help students address some of the toughest health issues of our time.

  • Leveling the playing field

    A UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School seminar tailored for the U.S. Navy has provided insights and strategies that have resulted in substantial savings.

  • Combating global warming with seaweed

    Press the play button to see how a student startup plans to revolutionize seaweed farming in temperate waters to create jobs, reduce plastic pollution and clean carbon from the atmosphere.

  • Riverine re[Sr]ch

    As a first-year student, Elena Watts took a research-based field trip that would change her life and lead her to four years of undergraduate research. The results of her original work served as the basis for a grant that now funds other students in the geology department.

  • Student club creates psychological ‘first aid’

    Under the guidance of faculty experts, a UNC-Chapel Hill student-based nonprofit produces content with free online mental health resources and easy-to-understand infographics. Projects have included content addressing school shootings and the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”

  • Creating a better tomorrow

    University Research Week is a campus-wide celebration to increase awareness of what it means to be a research university, align Carolina’s missions of producing world-class research and providing a world-class undergraduate education, and promote opportunities for students to discover and engage in research and scholarship.

  • Stopping arthritis before it starts

    Carolina researchers are using 3D technology to help fitness hobbyists and college athletes avoid or recover from knee injuries.

  • Bringing knowledge to the world

    The first library school in North Carolina, SILS is educating innovative thinkers who will lead the information professions and create systems, techniques and policies that advance information processes and services. Each day, the school is advancing information creation, access and stewardship to improve the quality of life for local, national and global communities.