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The layers beneath the church

October 31, 2022

Summer Research Fellow Michelle Freeman visited cemeteries in Croatia, North Macedonia and Greece to learn how saints were venerated in the 4th century.

Prison camps and the Western North Carolina Railroad

October 25, 2022

Southern Futures Townsend Fellow and graduate student Cayla Colclasure is studying the prison labor that built the Western North Carolina Railroad, which weaves through Old Fort in McDowell County, North Carolina.

Warming waters and North Carolina’s fisheries

October 13, 2022

Alongside Associate Professor Janet Nye at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, graduate student Sally Dowd is working toward a better understanding of how ocean warming affects fish populations in coastal regions and the broader implications of these changes.

Burdens of paradise

September 29, 2022

A broad study looking at food and water insecurity in the Galápagos brings together a team of researchers to focus on an often-overlooked population. Story featuring Josh Miller, a doctoral student with the Royster Society of Fellows.

Crouching researcher, hidden sparrow

September 27, 2022

Four students spent their summer in Colorado stalking Lincoln’s sparrows in search of answers to fundamental biological questions.

Teaching poetry and literature in prison

September 16, 2022

Graduate student Theodore Nollert, also president of Graduate and Professional Student Government, shared his experiences teaching American poetry and literature in a North Carolina prison.

Meet a Summer Research Fellow: Lily Herbert ‘16

July 27, 2022

Lily Herbert ’16 is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geography housed in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences. Herbert is a 2022 recipient of the Ou Family Summer Research Fellowship, which has allowed her to work on her dissertation, centering on hate crime legislation and its geographical ties.

Meet a Summer Research Fellow: Seh-Joo Kwon

July 20, 2022

Seh-Joo Kwon is a Ph.D. candidate within the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of the Carol and Ed Smithwick Summer Research Fellowship.