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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

Carolina Undergraduates Study Climate Change in Ecuador

October 28, 2019

For thousands of years, the northern Andes Mountains have acted as a carbon sink, preserving organic matter as thick soil. As the planet warms, what will happen to all that carbon? This past summer, Carolina undergraduates traveled to Ecuador to … Continued

Researched UNCovered: Anusha Chari

October 11, 2019

Anusha Chari is a professor in the Department of Economics within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences and an adjunct professor in the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. She studies how international trade and capital markets—financial systems that raise capital … Continued

Research UNCovered: Juan Carlos González Espitia

September 3, 2019

Research UNCovered is a weekly series showcasing the many faces of research at Carolina, from undergraduate students to faculty, across all disciplines. Each Wednesday at Endeavors, learn what inspired our researchers to pursue their field, how they’ve overcome obstacles, and a little … Continued

Haslett’s Filmmaking Creates Cross-Cultural Connections

June 17, 2019

Documentary filmmaker Julia Haslett tells stories that transcend borders, giving her audience a window into worlds they couldn’t have explored otherwise, and are already connected to in ways they couldn’t have imagined.

Restoring Rural China

May 6, 2019

During the 1970s, in a rural village in the eastern Chinese province Anhui, a young Conghe Song and his family participated in collective farming to make a modest living. Countless hours were spent in the paddies cutting the plants by … Continued