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Research UNCovered: Esteban Agudo

September 16, 2020

Q: When you were a child, what was your response to this question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A: A paleontologist. Then a zoo veterinarian. And then a biologist. Oh boy — I wanted to be … Continued

The Joy of Chinese Cooking

August 17, 2020

Michelle King’s childhood memories are filled with the images and tastes of delicious Chinese recipes. While she grew up in Midland, Michigan, her parents cooked a large Chinese meal for their family each night, occasionally pulling recipes from the technicolor … Continued

For the Love of Language

June 17, 2020

Since 1984, over 100,000 Karen refugees have fled their homeland of Myanmar to escape civil war. Since then, more than 40,000 have resettled in the U.S., and more than 5,000 live in North Carolina. Such displacement greatly affects lives, and … Continued

Research UNCovered: Chloe Scattergood

April 22, 2020

Chloe Scattergood is a senior majoring in archaeology and minoring in art history and geological sciences within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She has spent the past two summers uncovering artifacts in Huqoq, Israel, and plans to pursue … Continued

Animals that Fueled the World

April 15, 2020

Femurs, tibias, teeth, ribs and jaw bones cover a large table from end to end — just a typical day at work for UNC researcher Benjamin Arbuckle. As a zooarchaeologist, Arbuckle studies the human-animal relationships of ancient peoples and how … Continued

Biomechanics on the Fly

April 13, 2020

When biology graduate student Pranav Khandelwal set out to understand how gliding lizards manage collision-free flight in the cluttered Indian rainforest, he was taking a huge leap of faith. During the university’s spring break in 2015, his lab director, Tyson … Continued

The Art of French Drawing

March 17, 2020

Quiche Lorraine. French onion soup. Cheese souffle. Boeuf bourguignon. These are just a few classic French dishes found in “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” Julia Child’s first-of-its-kind cookbook to bring French cuisine to the United States in 1961. This … Continued

Research UNCovered: Benjamin Frey

March 11, 2020

Benjamin Frey is an assistant professor in the Department of American Studies and adjunct professor in the Department of Linguistics within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He studies the Cherokee language, now endangered, in order to recover the … Continued

Mastering Mandarin for Business

February 14, 2020

With nearly 1 billion speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. That’s almost 15 percent of the global population — and why UNC Asian studies professor Yi Zhou has spent the past decade teaching advanced Mandarin … Continued