On Aug. 14, 1980, angry dock workers gathered at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland. The firing of crane operator and labor advocate Anna Walentynowicz spurred them to march. It was the latest in a series of protests that had … Continued
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LauraKathryn Smith’s eyes shoot open. She lets them adjust to the light before shutting off her alarm. After a few minutes, she slides out of bed and heads for the rooms of her older brother and sister to wake them. … Continued
Maureen Berner, a professor with the UNC School of Government, had long considered going abroad to do research comparing governmental and non-profit responses to poverty and food security. Much of the current research on these issues was coming out of Europe … Continued
The task at hand appears simple: slip a zip tie through the plastic disc, ensure the ID tag is visible and attach it to the metal table. Cut off the excess plastic. Repeat. Now, do that 48 times, underwater and … Continued
Since she was 14 years old, Liah McPherson has studied the lives of wild dolphins. This past summer, the freediving fanatic and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill junior worked as a field assistant for The Wild Dolphin Project in … Continued
“Es como una sopa. ¿Qué necesitamos para preparar una sopa?” [“It’s like a soup. What do we need to make soup?”] Steve Anderson surveys the group of college-age musicians — over 30 of them have squeezed into a small classroom … Continued
Orange traffic cones surround a fluorescent yellow-garbed construction worker on NC-12. He raises his hand perpendicular to the roadway, signaling to slow down with a weathered red stop sign. As cars speed past in the left-hand lane, enormous cranes on ocean barges lift heavy beams onto a bridge being built alongside the existing one.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what is a nearly 500-year-old painting worth? “Portrait of a Young Lady” sat in storage at the Ackland Art Museum since its arrival there in 1968, until UNC art history professor Christoph Brachmann pulled it from the vaults last year. He immediately sensed the possible importance of this piece, thought to be created in 1522 by Barthel Bruyn.
In the fall of 2018, when the James Webb Space Telescope launches to an orbit four times farther away than the Moon, it will have an unprecedented ability to see distant events and objects in the universe. Six times larger than the Hubble … Continued
Rachel Willis is a professor of American studies, global studies, and economics within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on how sea-level rise, drought, and increased storm severity threaten port communities, influence … Continued