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Faculty and Scholarship

The 21st-Century Professoriate is collaborative, creative and committed to serving the people of our state and beyond. They are high-achieving, interdisciplinary scholars pursuing high-potential, high-reward research with a global reach.

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The 21st-Century Professoriate

Our faculty are collaborative, creative and committed to serving the people of our state and beyond. Their scholarship spans disciplines in pursuit of high-potential, high-reward research with a global reach.


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Stopping Corona In its Tracks

Awarding research on antivirals and vaccines to counter coronaviruses

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Faculty Support

Seeking to Reduce Suicide Risk

Developing protocols for adolescent success after psychiatric hospitalization

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Faculty Support

Maestro of Microscopy

New microscopy technology allows scientists to pull more data from samples than ever before

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Analyzing Resilience

Carolina scientists partnered with Cornell faculty to produce a complex evaluation of California’s water resilience

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Global Impact

Supporting Southeast Asian Studies

Expanding Carolina’s research and connections with Southeast Asia

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Venture Philanthropy

Investing in nascent research ideas may unlock future cures

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Preserving Pulaar Poetry

A Carolina team documented and cataloged 6,000 pages of fragile Senegalese Islamic manuscripts


Rising Tides, Raising Awareness

Grant from NOAA supports a project studying king tides in NC


Finding Hidden Black Holes

Carolina researchers identified new black holes through intensive data analysis