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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 … Continued

Endeavors: Christina Rudosky

June 10, 2021

Christina Rudosky is a teaching assistant professor of French in the Department of Romance Studies within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She studies surrealism and why objects were coveted, collected, and brought to life through writing and art … Continued

Research UNCovered: Zardas Lee

April 28, 2021

Zardas Lee is a doctoral student in the Department of History within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. They explore how people from small colonies in South and Southeast Asia pursued dreams of freedom and independence in the 1940s … Continued

Spiritual Evolution

April 8, 2021

Through study of a “new” Japanese religion called Tenrikyo and centuries of Japanese history, doctoral student Timothy Smith strives to understand how cultural shifts morph belief systems across generations. The bronze felt cold and gritty under Timothy Smith’s hand. He … Continued

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

February 12, 2021

About 71 percent of Earth is water. Of that water, 96.5 percent is oceans. So why do most air pollution and emissions studies focus on terrestrial research? An interdisciplinary team of UNC researchers has combined their expertise to determine how … Continued

Research UNCovered: Geovani Ramírez

February 3, 2021

Geovani Ramírez is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He combines Latina/o studies, environmental humanities, and disability studies to better understand the social and ecological networks within … Continued

READDI, Not Reactive

January 19, 2021

For decades, scientists warned of the potential for a global coronavirus outbreak. But when SARS-CoV-2 emerged, no therapeutics, drugs, or vaccines were readily available. The Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Discovery Initiative (READDI) — founded by researchers at UNC and the … Continued

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