University Communications

Justin Baumann drilling coral in Belize

Climate Change, Human Activity Lead to Nearshore Coral Growth Decline in World’s Second Largest Reef

August 28, 2019

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill compares the growth rates between nearshore and offshore corals in the Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the world’s second-largest reef system. While nearshore corals have historically grown faster than those offshore, over the past decade there was a decline in the growth rates of… Read more »

Jordan Epley

Why This Singer Chose Carolina over Fame in Thailand

August 13, 2019

Not many college applications have a resume quite like Jordan Epley’s. Not only does the incoming first-year student have a great academic record from her international school in Thailand, but her extracurricular activities include participating in Thailand’s version of the popular televised singing competition The Voice and earning the MVP title in Thailand’s junior NBA league. But… Read more »

Documenting an Archaeological Dig in Huqoq, Israel

A reporter goes wherever the story is—whether that’s just off campus in Carrboro or 6,100 miles away in Israel. As part of the Documenting the Dig course, 14 School of Media and Journalism students followed one of the University’s biggest global research stories to an archaeological dig site in Huqoq, Israel. The class documented the… Read more »

Hong-An Truong Awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

Associate professor of art Hong-An Truong has been awarded a prestigious 2019 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The fellowship will support We Are Beside Ourselves, an interdisciplinary project that frames the American War in Vietnam within a broader context of third world liberation and the civil rights movement.