UNC Community Members Share Stories of Coronavirus Impacts
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has altered life in almost every aspect across the globe. Social distancing, self-quarantine and flattening the curve are now common in conversations as the United States and other countries respond to contain the virus.
Here, we’ve collected articles about how the UNC community is working together to
face the challenges of COVID-19 – from
faculty conducting important research and sharing expert insights, to alumni, students and staff helping others.
Maintaining UNC’s buildings and grounds is a behind-the-scenes job, crucial for the smooth running of the university but often unnoticed until something goes awry. When COVID-19 hit, though, the quiet role of UNC’s Facilities staff became more crucial than ever — and they stepped up with aplomb.
GIS tools were used to investigate the geography of COVID-19 pandemic across Colorado counties, and findings were was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Publish Health over the summer.
UNC freshman Ashley Buchholz had a little extra time on her hands after being laid off. She used that time to help others.
Anna Ursyn, Ph.D., a professor of Digital Media and head of the Digital Media Area at UNC, shares her and her students’ experiences in adapting to the new, online learning environment as well as to life during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
With the rapid spread of COVID-19, health care workers have seen major changes to their daily operations, while other organizations are aiming to increase health and diet awareness.
UNC faculty researcher Ann Hawkinson, who studies virus-host interactions in animals and their immune response during infection, says a vaccine is not the only thing being developed in response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Packaging medical supplies has become the priority for UNC graduate and Mountain States Plastics owner Scot Gagnon as supplier’s race to meet healthcare demands.
UNC’s culinary experts help you make good food with limited supplies.
With a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers who are battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UNC’s Chelsie Romulo is contributing to the effort to fill the gap.
Woody Myers, UNC’s staff photographer, has captured the new way of life for families in and around Greeley during the Colorado stay-at-home order made due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A number of organizations are producing interactive maps to help people visualize real-time data on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, and to help track those cases to show the bigger picture of the pandemic.
Bats are one of the most fascinating and misunderstood animals on Earth, yet they tend to be chosen as the reservoir for many diseases, such as COVID-19, which may far be from the truth.
While the past century presents a number of examples, the influenza outbreak of 1918 may most closely resemble what our world is now experiencing with the current global pandemic. History Professor Fritz Fischer shares a portion of his classroom lesson here.
Marketing Professor Denny McCorkle has some suggestions for how students can stay connected without getting drawn into the negative social media.
Daniel Brannon, an assistant professor at UNC, discussing the coronavirus and its influence on consumer behavior and marketing theories.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is creating a different set of challenges for financial markets, and making future events incalculable, according to Joe French, a professor of Finance at UNC.