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Slowly, Then All at Once

June 20, 2022

When Shekinah Elmore started medical school in 2010, she approached it with a mindset uncharacteristic of most first-year students: To do her best, and if her best wasn’t good enough, then that was okay. “I think the overachiever types who often go … Read more

Queering the Borders

June 16, 2022

PhD candidate Suad Jabr is listening to the stories of LGBTQIA+ refugees. Suad Jabr is my ideal interview. They’re passionate and discuss topics beyond my initial question. They talk fast, and I try to keep up, writing more questions inspired … Read more

The Bone Decoder

May 18, 2022

In 2005, when Clark Larsen got off a plane in South-Central Turkey, he wasn’t expecting a scene from his childhood to greet him. Larsen grew up in Nebraska, a state of endless cornfields and farmland. Despite having flown halfway around … Read more

Galápagos: A Gateway for Global Research

February 8, 2022

For more than 10 years, the UNC Center for Galápagos Studies has been a hub of collaborative research activity spanning many disciplines, with the potential to impact the globe. Diego Riveros-Iregui and Amanda Thompson, the center’s new interim co-directors, strive … Read more

The Storm that Changed Her

November 22, 2021

Caela O’Connell sat in her apartment, staring at a flickering candle. Her hands gripped the backpack straps on her shoulders. The hills around her, heavy with sudden rains from Hurricane Tomas, groaned. The wind howled. It was strong enough to blow … Read more

Setting the Art World Ablaze

November 18, 2021

Upon discovering a series of political cartoons mocking artists in 18th– and 19th-century France in 2010, UNC-Chapel Hill art historian Kathryn Desplanque couldn’t stop searching for them. Now, she has amassed more than 500 and is using them to redefine … Read more

Endeavors: Lamar Graham

November 17, 2021

Lamar Graham is an assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Studies within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He studies historical grammar and sound changes within the Spanish language and compares them to those found in … Read more

A Project of Her Own

October 20, 2021

Most UNC-Chapel Hill PhD students oversee their own research projects for their dissertations. But Kriddie Whitmore did it in a foreign country — and with the added challenges of a language barrier, bad weather, and limited equipment. This past summer, … Read more

Meet Pedro Sáenz

October 7, 2021

Pedro Sáenz is an assistant professor and director of the Physical Mathematics Laboratory in the mathematics department in the College of Arts & Sciences. He works to demonstrate that some odd behaviors displayed by electrons and other atomic-sized particles can … Read more

It Runs in the Family

August 17, 2021

“They’re a little competitive when they play,” jokes Diane Youngstrom, who stands next to her sister Kay as they watch their parents from the porch of their family home in Chapel Hill. A snap sounds, and Eric leans over the … Read more