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Bold Moves

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

  • A man plays piano.

    Improvisation leads to successful Summer Jazz Workshop

    As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, faculty members in Carolina's music department had to do a new kind of musical improvisation: move the annual, in-person Summer Jazz Workshop for students and amateur musicians entirely online.

  • People meet around a table.

    During a pandemic, strong public policy can save lives

    Benjamin Mason Meier is analyzing policies across the globe that are being implemented to halt the spread of COVID-19. He wants to understand what powers governments have to prevent the disease and what policies are working in the disease response.

  • Students work on a remote-controlled car.

    The fast and the autonomous

    Before self-driving cars can make their big debut, computer scientists at Carolina are researching how to reduce the vehicles' capacity for error by using remote-controlled cars as their models.

  • A photo of a Zoom meeting next to a man standing in a white t-shirt

    Changing gears in the time of COVID-19

    Hussman School of Journalism and Media students launched Fluidity Designs, a collection of athleisure designed to empower positivity and raise awareness of the pandemic.

  • Ping Chen and Kathleen Mullan Harris.

    Boosting teen spirit

    More than 13% of U.S. teenagers experience a major depressive episode, which can follow them into adulthood. How can families protect their teens’ mental health as they grow? More fun and family time are just a few ways.

  • A person writes in a notebook.

    Pandemic lessons

    College of Arts & Sciences faculty are pivoting their course content to address issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching students to think creatively and to conduct research to benefit communities.

  • A man holds a medical face shield.

    Tar Heels rally to donate personal protection equipment

    Equipment and expertise come from across campus to help UNC Health fight COVID-19.

  • Four people wearing medical face shields by the Old Well.

    ‘There’s work to be done’

    BeAM and medical students team up with Duke, NC State to design and produce face shields for health care workers.