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Rachel Bangle adjusts a device in the laser labs in Murray Hall. Bright blue lights reflect, against a warm orange glow.
Gerald Meyer and Rachel Bangle in the laser lab in Murray Hall.
Interdisciplinary faculty research designed to tackle compelling problems is finding support from the Institute for Convergent Science in the Genome Sciences Building on campus. The goal: Expediting the research-to-marketplace pipeline.

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Videos

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History and place in Chapel Hill and Legendborn

Tracy Deonn’s Legendborn brings Arthurian legends and magic to UNC-Chapel Hill. On a recent Southern Futures podcast, Deonn talks about incorporating the landmarks and the history of the campus, including the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Read more in Chapter & Verse.

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Building resilience for storm-battered N.C.


The record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season included 30 storms, and while North Carolina managed to dodge the 12 hurricanes that made landfall, that won’t always be the case in the future. A team of interdisciplinary researchers at UNC is combining their expertise in areas like human health, ecology, and urban planning to create a long-term holistic plan helping vulnerable communities prepare for the next generation of extreme weather events.

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"My Trip to Japan" by Michael Sparks


Michael Sparks' film catalogs his journey through Japan from Tokyo, Sapporo, and Osaka to the top of Mount Fuji.

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Carolina students reflect on a year of COVID-19


After a year of remote learning and being away from friends and the campus they call home, #UNC​ students reflect on their experiences.

Articles

Where Science Meets Solutions

Interdisciplinary faculty research designed to tackle compelling problems is finding support from the Institute for Convergent Science in the Genome Sciences Building on campus.

All Too Human

Amid a global pandemic, when other theaters were shutting down, PlayMakers Repertory Company programmed its first virtual season.

Jiayi Bao and Abhisekh Ghosh Moulick at a staircase in Abernethy Hall.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

New faculty in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship are helping students learn how to turn opportunity into possibility.

A seat at the Round Table

Tracy Deonn’s debut young adult novel brings Arthurian legends and magic to Carolina’s campus

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Lecture draws parallels between post-Reconstruction and today

Henry Louis Gates Jr. was the spring 2021 Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Portraits of Terry Rhodes, Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, taken on September 9, 2019 in Chapel Hill, NC (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/UNC-Chapel Hill).

One year in

It has been inspiring to see the way our faculty and staff rose to the crisis and went the extra mile for our students over these past 13 months.

Also Inside

Spring 2021 cover

Inside This Issue

Science Without Silos: Collaboration begets innovation. Also inside: Studying oceans apart; An entrepreneurial mindset; Next acts. View a reader-friendly flipbook.

Portraits of Terry Rhodes, Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, taken on September 9, 2019 in Chapel Hill, NC (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/UNC-Chapel Hill).

Letter From the Dean

On March 1, 2020, I was named dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, after serving a year as interim dean. I had no idea how radically the world would shift before the month was even over.

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Give to Carolina

When Maury Hanson died at age 100 last spring, he bequeathed an unrestricted planned gift to the department of classics and to University Libraries.

"It was a very pleasant surprise," said Donald Haggis, professor and chair of the classics department. “This comes as a welcome gift for a number of reasons.”

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