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.
For young UNC alumni aiming for a career in public policy, there is no place quite like Washington.
Marla Vacek Broadfoot’s first taste of research had a kick to it. A jalapeno kick, that is.
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.
UNC sociology professor Charles Kurzman specializes in Middle East and Islamic studies, but he knows his American history, too.
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.
Somehow, with three jobs and five mouths to feed, single parent Brenda Brooks of Charlotte saved her kids from the streets.
Suzannah Johnston hesitates when someone asks where she is from. The short answer is Raleigh. But the long answer starts with – and winds its way back to – Africa.
Ashley Thomas, a working mother of three from Durham, N.C., is the newest member of the United States National Para Canoe Sprint Team. Born with spina bifida, she has some leg use but can stand for only a few seconds. She cannot train without help loading and unloading her kayak, and it is impossible to get…