Bold Moves

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

  • Tar Heels in the field

    Experiential learning is an important way for students to gain hands-on experience in their chosen fields. This summer, budding musicians, environmental researchers, public servants, journalists and more are jumping headfirst into internships and programs.

  • A father for social science

    The Odum Institute, the first social science research center in the world, has trained and supported hundreds of researchers specializing in everything from anthropology to city and regional planning to public health for the past 95 years. And it all exists thanks to the determination of one eccentric man.

  • One Giant Leap

    From training the country's earliest astronauts to uncovering new knowledge about the universe, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has played pivotal roles in space exploration and discovery.

  • Could we make a Carolina blue spacecraft?

    Assistant professor Andrew Mann is building small satellites in campus makerspaces to discover young planets that could one day sustain life.

  • ‘Walking in the footsteps of men who walked on the moon’

    Carolina’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center played a pivotal role in American space exploration and discovery, including helping put a man on the moon.

  • Combating concussions

    There are a thousand ways service members can receive mild traumatic brain injuries, but basic concussion testing protocols haven’t always accounted for the intense activities required of this population. Carolina researchers have worked to change that.

  • Life-saving drones

    After a heart attack, every second counts. Carolina researchers and NC State experts have taken to the air to find a new way to get medical care to the victims faster.

  • Nancy Burton’s story includes support taken and given

    Nancy Burton began as a third-shift housekeeper at the University and worked her way up to receptionist and administrative support specialist for Housekeeping Services. Now she's being rewarded for her distinguished service.