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Bold Moves

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

  • David Drewry standing outside.

    Collaborating for a cure

    Drug treatments for a rare form of cancer have eluded researchers for years. David Drewry’s work at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has scientists and survivors optimistic that big breakthroughs are within reach.

  • Two people sitting at a comptuer.

    Providing a voice to the voiceless

    Tar Heels are working to create an application that can read the lips of patients who have been temporarily rendered speechless following a medical procedure. The technology can help health care workers provide better care for the patients at a critical moment.

  • QUVI founders Kush Jain (right) and Harshul Makwana (left) working on their initial water bottle sanitation prototype for the UNC Makeathon.

    Making products that people want

    Carolina's Product Management Club gives student-innovators and entrepreneurs real-world experience with product management while developing exciting new features for local tech startups.

  • Two men work on the telescope dome.

    A new way to explore the night sky

    A group of graduate students led by associate professor Nick Law have spent the past year designing, engineering and developing a prototype for a new telescope system that will allow researchers to explore phenomena that no one has been capable of exploring before.

  • Riley Vickers standing near a pond.

    Membranes and modeling

    Royster Fellow and Ph.D. student Riley Vickers is bringing his distinct expertise to a multidisciplinary team working to improve the world’s access to clean water.

  • A student puts her phone in the Ultraloop device.

    Tar Heels meet a pandemic need in UV device

    Created and developed by Carolina students to fulfill a need during the pandemic, Ultraloop devices use high-frequency ultraviolet light to kill bacteria on small, everyday objects. The machines were recently rolled out on Carolina's campus.

  • A group holding books in a library.

    A (really) big birthday bash

    The department of English and comparative literature celebrates 225 years of rhetoric, writing, film and literature at UNC-Chapel Hill in October. The department ties its history to the founding of the University.

  • Students in the Pit on UNC's campus.

    Student group focuses on supporting cancer research, enhancing scientific careers

    Carolina Cancer Association is a student organization focused on health care volunteerism, contribution to research and academia, and spreading awareness about cancer and its widespread impact in every community.