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Dynamic Minds

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  • #GDTBATH: Nehemiah Stewart

    #GDTBATH: Nehemiah Stewart

    Senior Nehemiah Stewart used the skills he honed in the research lab to launch an innovative take on ride-sharing services last year. Now, the Tar Heel is using his entrepreneurial experience to bring a new social venture to life.

  • A women on a Zoom call on her laptop.

    How to overcome Zoom fatigue

    Isolation, taking classes remotely and working from home are all taking a toll on our physical and mental health. But getting 30 minutes of exercise a day can make a positive difference.

  • Alex Brandwein stands in Brandwein's Bagels.

    Banking on bagels

    Carolina graduate Alex Brandwein made the switch from investment banking and private equity to founding a Chapel Hill brick-and-mortar bagel shop in the middle of a pandemic.

  • Brad Staats talks near a chalkboard while teaching a class.

    How to manage your time effectively

    To help our Tar Heels begin the year on the right foot, operations expert and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School professor Brad Staats shared his tips for effective time management, starting with re-thinking that to-do list.

  • Two students sit on Polk Place.

    How to make friends during a pandemic

    Making new friends can be a challenge even under normal circumstances. Add in a pandemic that forces us to remain physically distant, and it can feel overwhelming. Mitch Prinstein explains how it's still possible to build those relationships even when everything feels so different.

  • #GDTBATH: Derrick Carr

    GDTBATH: Derrick Carr

    A doctoral student in physics, Derrick Carr is following his childhood passion for skywatching by conducting research that is making important contributions toward identifying characteristics of galaxies very different from our own.

  • Luis Sanchez

    Meet a new Tar Heel: Luis Sanchez

    After a life-changing accident left Luis Sanchez unable to regain his full ability to walk for nearly a year in high school, his eyes were opened to the world of biomedical engineering. This fall, he will begin his path to a career in the field as a Tar Heel.

  • Max Masiello.

    Meet a new Tar Heel: Max Masiello

    A musician and producer with an album release already on his resume, Max Masiello is turning to Carolina to prepare for a future business career in the music industry.