What is ‘safe’ sanitation?

Early results from a UNC Water Institute study are upending much of what we thought we knew about safe sanitation practices.

Blooming red bud branches loom in the foreground of South Building on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus.

Sustainable Carolina

Within the framework of Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, a new comprehensive initiative is moving Carolina's sustainability efforts forward.

Where the Water Will Rise

UNC researchers are shedding light on past hurricanes while providing the tools to predict which areas will be most vulnerable to flooding in the future.

Flooded New Bern, NC

Resilience, not Reaction

“It is more effective to fund resilience strategies than it is to rebuild after damage occurs," said Piehler, who is leading a $2 million research study.

Strengthening the STEM workforce through diversity

“What we are doing is creating the best scientists the world has ever seen, and there is not a certain look to that. There is no rhyme or reason to who ends up being the best — you don’t know who will have that breakthrough that’s going to save the world.”

UNC Health Mobile Health Clinic

See how the UNC Mobile Health Clinic is increasing access to COVID-19 testing in underserved areas — and at no cost to patients.

Testing a Vaccine

The medical director of the HIV Cure Center is leading a clinical research team to conduct a large phase 3 trial for a COVID-19 vaccine.

A One-Stop Shop

“Carolina is literally a lab-bench-to-bedside one-stop shop.”

Diamond Holloman, a PhD candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill, listens to Malinda Maynor Lowery, co-director of Southern futures at a meeting in a community center in Robeson County.

The Human Side of Research

An interdisciplinary team of humanities students and faculty are documenting climate change in Robeson County.

The art of giving

Donation of three paintings worth $12.1 million will transform the Ackland Art Museum’s permanent collection of post-war and contemporary art.

Preparing for environmental threats

A new center at Carolina’s Institute for the Environment is helping communities better prepare and plan for hurricanes and future risks posed by climate change.

Technology and Innovation

In order to operate at our highest level, PlayMakers relies heavily on advanced technology both on and off stage each season, ranging from state-of-the-art video projectors to current FCC compliant communications systems to our industry-leading customer relations database, Tessitura. These tools require annual maintenance and training and often incur unexpected expenses for repair and upgrades. Funding for these and other on-going projects keeps us at the forefront of the latest industry trends and provides our students with real life experience with top tools in our industry.

Tiny particles, big discoveries

Will Vizuete captures aerosols from around the world and brings them back for testing in his lab to improve our understanding of how air pollution forms.