Spotlight

What yo(UNC) did with your summer

Soon, many school children will start a new school year. Their first assignment may be that popular essay answering the question, “What did you do on your summer vacation?”

Attack of the plant pathogens!

Every year, plant diseases wipe out millions of tons of crops, lead to the waste of valuable water resources and cause farmers to spend tens of billions of dollars battling them.

Real lives of the Civil War

Working amid hundreds of thousands of Civil War-era documents, images and publications, UNC’s librarians and archivists sometimes can’t help but play favorites.

Of beaches and barrier islands

Three thousand years of underwater muck tell the story of North Carolina’s beaches and barrier islands. Emily Elliott, a doctoral student in marine sciences at UNC, knows the story well.