Month: February 2011

Interdisciplinary Galapagos research: Project examples

Editor’s note: This sidebar accompanied a feature article in the spring ’11 issue of Carolina Arts & Sciencesmagazine on the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Initiative includes wide-ranging research projects engaging faculty across disciplines. Here are just a few examples of recently funded projects: Mobility UNC researchers Ronald Rindfuss, Kyle Crowder and Margarita Mooney (sociology) and …

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First-generation student wins graduate school scholarship

Christopher Carter, born and raised in the small town of Elkin, bagged groceries as a teenager. Before college, he’d never ventured more than 400 miles from home. Then he won a life-changing Morehead-Cain Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. And is he ever going away next fall. Carter, a UNC senior …

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Creative Collaborations: Languages Across the Curriculum

Imagine taking a class on postwar Germany in German or a global business marketing class in Spanish. Students interested in advancing their language skills at Carolina are doing just that, thanks to the Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Sophomore international studies major Ana Cabello-De La Garza is …

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Creative Collaborations: Globe-Trotting for Tardigrades

Junior physics major Susan Clark traveled halfway around the world last summer hunting tiny super-heroes who can withstand extreme conditions. These microscopic animals can survive boiling, freezing, radiation, exposure to the vacuum of space and very long periods of dehydration. Clark is a Morehead-Cain Scholar-turned-microorganism detective who is interested in astrobiology research. She teamed up …

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Study: Neighborhood natives move out when immigrants move in

Native residents of a neighborhood are more likely to move out when immigrants move in, according to new research by three American sociologists. “Neighborhood Immigration and Native Out-Migration” appears in the February issue of the American Sociological Review. Study authors are Kyle Crowder of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Matthew Hall of …

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Creative Collaborations: Breathing Relief

When a child is born with an obstructed airway, physicians can intervene with different types of surgery. But to decide whether to operate and when, and which procedures to offer, doctors must make educated guesses, relying heavily on their own experience. “Typically it’s very young children with these problems, so the challenge in deciding the …

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Creative Collaborations: Electro-Acoustic Music

Dimes clatter on a table top. Audience members make cat sounds. Ice melts in a cup. These sounds are fodder for the UNC students who compose electronic pieces of music in the Electro-Acoustic Studio on the second floor of Hill Hall. Electronic compositions can create, in a way that you can’t with traditional music, different …

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