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Two Tar Heels Named Rhodes Scholars

November 23, 2020

Peter Andringa and Sarah Mackenzie are Carolina’s 50th and 51st Rhodes Scholars. The world’s oldest international fellowship award, the Rhodes Scholarship funds study at the University of Oxford in England. Carolina alumni Sarah Mackenzie and Peter Andringa have received the … Continued

#GDTBATH: Tashar Varma

November 23, 2020

This semester Carolina junior Tushar Varma has skipped his typical walks through the quad and nights studying at Davis Library and instead is hiking 41 North Carolina State Parks and researching cancer support resources. Varma, who is majoring in advertising … Continued

#GDTBATH: Alyssa Grube, Research in the Galapagos

October 19, 2020

A graduate student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Alyssa Grube honed her research skills by spending her summers at the Galapagos Science Center where she studied antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the environment. When Alyssa Grube first began … Continued

Student Groups Build Community with New Cookbook

October 8, 2020

Whether it’s the pan de jamon she makes with her dad at Christmas or her mom’s arroz con leche, Venezuelan dishes are more than just a meal for Sofia Martinez Querecuto. They’re a deep connection to generations of her family … Continued

New Research Explores How Super Flares Affect Planets’ Habitability

October 7, 2020

Ultraviolet light from giant stellar flares can destroy a planet’s habitability. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will help astrobiologists understand how much radiation planets experience during super flares and whether life could exist on worlds beyond … Continued

Helping Prepare Giant Tortoises for the Wild

October 1, 2020

Carolina’s Galapagos Science Center worked alongside the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador to repatriate giant tortoises into the wild. The center’s researchers conducted health assessments on the animals before their release last month. Close to 30 juvenile giant tortoises in … Continued

New Russian Language Flagship Program Launches

September 18, 2020

Carolina’s new Russian Language Flagship Program allows students in any academic background to intensively study Russian and participate in professional development programming tailored to each student. A new program at Carolina allows students to take a deep dive into Russian … Continued