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Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine
Nikki Salazar spreads her arms open wide with joy on a balcony in Spain.
Nikki Salazar takes a selfie at Cap de Formentor with the water in the background.
UNC’s Study Abroad Office adapted its programming during the pandemic, creating new global learning opportunities for students at home while helping others travel internationally safely. Nikki Salazar (pictured above and at left with the UNC in Sevilla cohort) takes us on her journey to Spain, Tracy Ridley studied in Germany and South Korea, and Melanie Carmichael began life as a new Carolina student in Scotland. Click on the photos to read more.

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The words

The sanctity of Cherokee


As a result of systemic oppression, there are fewer than 200 native Cherokee speakers in North Carolina. To keep the language alive and pass it to the next generation, UNC-Chapel Hill researcher and Eastern Band Cherokeean citizen Benjamin Frey has teamed up with computer scientists Mohit Bansal and Shiyue Zhang to create a new translation model and grow the literary library of works available in Cherokee.

In this screenshot, undergraduate students do research in the water. One stands in the water making measurements, two are on shore.

A classroom on the Core Sound


More than a dozen Tar Heels spent last semester on the coast taking classes and conducting real-world research on a new issue impacting the barrier islands of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

In this screenshot, Professor Juan Alamo stands at the Old Well.

Where words fail, music speaks


For most of his life, Juan Álamo has used music to connect to and communicate with others. As a skilled marimba player, he uses his talent and passion to teach the next generation of musicians to do the same.

Articles

Nikki at Cap de Formentor in Spain

Reopening the world

UNC’s Study Abroad Office adapted its programming during the pandemic, creating new global learning opportunities for students at home while helping others travel internationally safely.

Water pours into a short glass. Spilled water is all over the table.

Can sustainable plastics clean our plastic-polluted water?

UNC researchers across disciplines are harnessing the power of a new plastic to remove pollutants from drinking water. Their work just got a significant boost from the state legislature...

A space to talk about hard things

The award-winning National High School Ethics Bowl teaches students how to thoughtfully engage with divisive topics — and with one another.

Susie Penman (left) and Caroline Efird in Wilson Library.

The Polio Project

Southern Oral History Program students probed memories of polio to better understand the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo of Cape Lookout

Places in My Heart

Excerpt from "North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky" (UNC Press) by Bland Simpson.

An old black & white photo of IMS researchers on a boat in Morehead City

#Throwback: IMS turns 75

The Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City (part of the department of earth, marine and environmental sciences) celebrates a 75th birthday this year!

Also Inside

Cover of the spring 2022 Carolina Arts & Sciences features Nikki Salazar, an undergraduate student, in Barcelona, Spain.

Inside This Issue

Re-opening the World: Study Abroad's COVID playbook. ALSO INSIDE: Pollution-cleaning plastics. Tackling tough subjects. Pandemic parallels. Click on the magazine cover to view a reader-friendly flipbook.

Letter From the Dean

It is bittersweet for me to realize that this is my last dean’s message for Carolina Arts & Sciences as I prepare to retire at the end of the semester, wrapping up 35 wonderful years of service to UNC-Chapel Hill.

Edie Summey scuba diving

Give to Carolina

John Summey and his late wife, Edie, knew they wanted to help students succeed for generations to come. As lifelong adventurists, they endowed two scholarships to support undergraduate Honors students and study abroad. "We greatly valued the high quality of education we received and the experiences we had at Carolina," John said.

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