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Bold Moves

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

  • 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.

  • Davie Poplar tree on McCorkle place.

    Limbs, leaves and a legacy

    When Carolina celebrated its bicentennial in 1993, saplings from the Davie Poplar tree were planted throughout the state. We revisited some of those saplings and the Tar Heels who planted them to see how Carolina has literally taken root in North Carolina.

  • The Old Well.

    Moving Forward with Boldness

    More than 225 years ago, a radical idea took root in North Carolina: higher education, funded by the people, for the people. As we enter the third decade of this millennium, the challenges we face today are great, but, as we have demonstrated for more than two centuries, we are built to face great challenges.

  • Kate Leo stands in front of first aid kits

    Two Tar Heels help first-year students become first-aid ready

    Carolina undergraduates Kate Leo and Hannah Tuckman launched an effort to provide students with first-aid kits, streamline campus health care information and resources.

  • A masked statue of Caesar from PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Julius Caesar” sits outside the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art.

    The show must go on

    All the world’s a stage, but what happens when the world is in lockdown?

  • Packaged meat at a grocery store.

    Taking a bite out of meat allergies

    Food allergies have long baffled scientists — much is still to be learned about how they develop and why certain people are more susceptible than others. Researchers may be able to answer some of these questions by studying an unusual food allergy to mammalian meat.

  • A shark on the deck of a boat.

    The past, present and future of shark research

    The longest-running shark survey in the U.S. takes place off the coast of North Carolina. After nearly 50 years, Carolina researchers are still making discoveries.