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Join us for University Research Week Oct. 23-27

October 17, 2023 Climate of Change at Carolina graphic

University Research Week (URW) is an annual, campus-wide event sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

This year, University Research Week will highlight exceptional achievements of Carolina researchers across our many disciplines addressing changing climates. The week of events will engage students in research and showcase the impact Carolina is making in our state and beyond as the world around us changes.

Investigation is key to protecting our planet’s natural resources and advancing society. UNC-Chapel Hill researchers and students are making discoveries, providing context for leaders and policy makers, and inspiring collaboration amongst communities.

The UNC Institute for the Environment is hosting and participating in the following events during University Research Week. We’ll see you there!

riversMeasuring Water from Space

Presenters – Tamlin Pavelsky and Alyssa LaFaro
October 23, 10-11 a.m.
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lunch and learn graphicFlooding and Our Future

Panelists – Mike Piehler, Antonia Sebastian, Greg Characklis, Emceed by Greer Arthur
October 23, 12-1 p.m.
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green roofCampus Green Roofs: Islands in the Sky

In-person event to visit and learn about campus green roofs
October 23, 5-6:45 p.m.
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Hettleman talks graphicHettleman Talks

Featuring Angel Hsu, director of the Data Drive Enviro-Lab with the UNC Institute for the Environment
October 24, 3-5 p.m.
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Other featured events:

lunch and learnLunch & Learn: How Climate Change is Affecting N.C. and What UNC is Doing About it

Daily online event
October 23-27, 12-1 p.m.
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blue footed boobieGalapagos Seed Grant Program 2023-2024 Q&A

Information session
October 24, 3-4:30 p.m.
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35th Annual Carolina Indian Circle Powwow held at Hooker Fields on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. March 5, 2022.Advancing Indigenous Health at Carolina: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches

This is a hybrid (in-person and online) event
October 26, 12-1 p.m.
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Communicating in a Climate of Change

Panelists – Matthew Turner, social media manager, National Park Service; Michelle Jewell, shark researcher and science communicator, N.C. State University; Kerry Irish, director of communications and marketing, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences; Emceed by Aimee Wilmoth, WRAL meteorologist; Introductory remarks by Jim White, inaugural Craver Family Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
October 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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Visit the University Research Week website for a full list of events.