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Bold Moves

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

  • Lenore Hango holds a lightbulb.

    Setting a field alight

    With support from student researchers, Benjamin Mason Meier has finalized a first-of-its-kind textbook integrating human rights policy into public health education — a guiding light to aid the next generation of researchers.

  • Assortment of healthy food on a table

    Learning about the broader contexts of food

    Focusing on topics ranging from North Carolina’s pork industry to school lunches, the College of Arts & Sciences' "Southern Food Studies: Food and Race in America” course is causing some Carolina students to think twice about the food on their forks.

  • Luke Habegger and Megan Schneider hold a large check they won in a pitch competition.

    Helping fellow Tar Heels navigate mental health support

    Carolina junior Megan Schneider co-founded Mind Above Matter, which curates all of Carolina’s mental health resources in one, easily accessible digital format, to ensure all Tar Heels have access to the support they need when they need it most.

  • Students hug at commencement.

    The Carolina Covenant in action

    Carolina Covenant director Candice Powell reflects on the impact of the program and planning its future success.

  • Tim Shehan works in a lab.

    Tackling COVID-19

    As one of the first research facilities in the U.S. to receive a COVID-19 sample and begin testing for potential therapies, Carolina’s response to the threat of the coronavirus was immediate and remains unyielding.

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

    How clean is your water bottle?

    Founded by Carolina students, startup venture QUVI is working to keep people safer and healthier with their sanitizing kiosk for reusable water bottles.

  • Ralph Baric working in a lab.

    Tar Heels respond to COVID-19

    As part of the national-level programs such as Operation Warp Speed and the COVID-19 Prevention Network, experts from Carolina's Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases have advised top federal, state and local leaders throughout the pandemic.

  • Malinda Maynor Lowery and Elizabeth Engelhardt.

    Southern Futures: Diverse voices for a changing region

    Through a new campuswide initiative, Carolina researchers are reimaging the American South to build a future where all southern communities can flourish.