Manzoor Bhat works in his lab in the Neuroscience Center in 2011.

UNC introduces new neuroscience major

“The field of neuroscience became of increasing interest to our undergraduate students, and the current demand for a neuroscience major is very high,” said Kelly Giovanello of the Psychology and Neuroscience Department.


Two cars left stranded by rising floodwaters on the corner of New Centre Dr. and College Rd. on Saturday, September 15th in Wilmington, NC.  Storm surge and continuous rainfall due to hurricane Florence are widespread across the Cape Fear region. Many vehicles are left stranded due to high water in the various parts of the area. Wilmington Mayor, Bill Saffo has pleaded with Wilmington residents, "Stay indoors... if you have to be out driving around do not drive through standing water." Saffo emphasizes, “Turn around, don’t drown.”

Florence has moved on, but N.C. is still dealing with its devastating impacts

Hurricane Florence broke the North Carolina record for rainfall during a tropical storm, beating the previous record of 24.06 inches set by Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Chapel Hill received 6.5 inches of rain between noon on Sunday and noon Monday. In a Monday afternoon briefing, Gov. Roy Cooper urged citizens to practice caution as the state deals with the effects of the hurricane's passing. “My most important message is first: for many parts of North Carolina, the danger is still immediate,” Cooper said. “Flood waters are rising as rivers crest, and they will for days.”


A former Olympic figure skater and UNC Ph.D. student is working to fight eating disorders

Rachael Flatt, an Olympian figure skater, is now a Ph.D. student at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. Flatt and Dr. Cynthia Bulik, also an award-winning figure skater, are studying how technology can aid in preventing eating disorders such as bulimia or binge eating. Flatt is motivated by her personal experience, remembering the pressures of the sport to always be thin and fit.


A member of the Wilmington Fire Department brings in a stretcher to assist with the removal of a mother and an infant who died when a tree fell, due to Hurricane Florence, on their bedroom on Friday, Sept. 13th in Wilmington, N.C. After hours spent rescuing the father from the residence on Mercer Ave in Wilmington, N.C. unconfirmed reports of the tragic death of a mother and infant began to spread. Local officials confirmed these reports at a press briefing at the disaster command center located in the government center in Wilmington, N.C. 

A look into the destruction brought on by Hurricane Florence to Wilmington, N.C.

On Friday, the lives of a mother and infant were lost after a tree fell onto their home in Wilmington, N.C. Emergency personnel responded to the scene, where they worked for hours to pull away the fallen tree from the home. The father of the child was rescued, and taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with injuries. DTH photographer Jason Armond was at the scene, and documented the destruction brought about by the storm to the Wilmington community.