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Excavating the Past to Serve the Future

June 2, 2020

Even after 50 years in the field as an archaeologist, Steve Davis still considers a Native American cooking jar he unearthed as a Carolina undergraduate in 1973 the most important find of his career. The artifact is now one of … Read more

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Plunged Global Oil Prices

May 6, 2020

Stephen Arbogast, professor of the practice of finance at Kenan-Flagler Business School, spent 32 years working at Exxon and now teaches the business of energy to MBA students each year. The Well sat down with Arbogast (over Zoom) to learn … Read more

Olympic Dreams Deferred

May 5, 2020

In 1979, Sue Walsh swam the fastest 100-meter backstroke in the world. Today, Walsh is the Ram’s Club Associate Executive Director of Scholarship and Legacy Gifts. Back then she graduated high school a year early to train for the 1980 … Read more

Guskiewicz Announces UNC COVID-19 Research Accelerator Fund

April 27, 2020

Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz announced the establishment of the UNC COVID-19 Research Accelerator Fund on April 24. The fund will provide support to Carolina’s critical research teams focused on COVID-19 testing, treatment and prevention. While many continue to shelter in place to … Read more

Disseminating Coronavirus Research

April 13, 2020

Working remotely from their home offices, the University’s librarians are helping the world’s virologists fight coronavirus by making faculty research more accessible online through the Carolina Digital Repository. Launched in 2009 to digitally curate specialty collections, the repository was enhanced in … Read more

Bilbo, Aslan and Scholarly Giants

April 1, 2020

J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, creators of Middle Earth and Narnia, held Christopher Armitage’s fate in their hands. It was July 1954, and the two literary giants joined scholarly giants Helen Gardner, Renaissance scholar and future British Dame, and Lord … Read more

Remote Learning Begins with Successes, Surprises

March 25, 2020

A look at how Carolina’s faculty and students are responding to remote teaching and learning in the first few days. In an unprecedented move, Carolina faculty began teaching remotely this week, re-starting courses suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our … Read more

Focus Carolina: John Bruno

January 31, 2020

John Bruno is a marine ecologist and professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research is focused on the impact of climate change on the ocean and marine ecosystems. His lab … Read more