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The Men’s Project

What does it mean to be a man? It’s a question that has been on Jordan Hale’s mind for years. As a kid, he didn’t have many male role models – the people who made a positive impact on his life were mostly women, as most of his close friends are now. “I’ve always been…

Odom, FPG help teachers & children

At the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, investigators and faculty fellows from a variety of disciplines conduct research that identifies the processes of childhood development.

MOOCs remain on Carolina’s drawing board

Online education has been around a while. The University of Phoenix started its online program in 1989, and ads for other online degree programs are now common. The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education initiated Carolina Courses Online in 1997, and since then more than a score of online graduate and professional school…

Pepper’s Pizza paintings thrive in new home

Mark Katz had two thoughts last March when he heard the beloved eatery Pepper’s Pizza would close immediately after 26 years on Franklin Street. “I don’t know which came first, the thought, ‘I need to get one more slice of pizza,’ or ‘I need to get a hold of those paintings,’” said Katz, chair of…

How big is Carolina?

Just how big is Carolina? Personally, we think it’s not too big and not too small — but just right. More than 18,000 undergraduate students and another 10,000 or so graduate and professional students attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC-Chapel Hill has 32 residence halls, two main dining centers, 13 libraries and…

True democracy eludes Russia

About the only thing people in the United States remember about the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow is that the U.S. team was not there. Led by President Jimmy Carter, the U.S. was among 65 countries that boycotted the games in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan the year before. Graeme Robertson – who…

Antidote can deactivate new form of heparin

Low-molecular-weight heparin is commonly used in surgeries to prevent dangerous blood clots. But when patients experience the other extreme – uncontrolled bleeding – in response to low-molecular-weight heparin, there is no antidote. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a synthetic form of low-molecular-weight heparin…

Rush to victory: A UNC-Duke time-lapse

Miss out on North Carolina’s 74-66 victory over top-10 Duke on Feb. 20? Here’s one way to relive it – in about two minutes. Using seven cameras and 19 camera angles (yes, that Smith Center catwalk is waaaaaay up there), five UNC communications staffers captured everything from the concession stand to the basketball museum to…