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Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine
Emma Reinhardt kneels in the grass examining a Lincoln's sparrow.
Eggs line a Lincoln's sparrow's nest.
In the Field: Enjoy three summer research stories from Colorado, North Carolina and the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. In photo above and at left: Four UNC students spent their summer in Colorado studying Lincoln's sparrows in search of answers to fundamental biological questions. Click on the photos to read more. Read or download the full magazine as a PDF here.


Waves crash against the shore at the beach.

The Wave Whisperer

Jana Haddad at the Institute of Marine Sciences is using physics to study how living shorelines affect ocean waves and could stem the tide of coastal erosion.

A photo of students on the beach in the Galapagos beside the text

Study abroad in the Galapagos Islands

Of all the international locations Tar Heels can visit as part of Carolina’s study abroad, the Galápagos Islands are one of the most unique. A group of Tar Heels studying abroad in the Galápagos Islands this summer had the chance to hike up volcanic craters, snorkel in the ocean, fly drones over the landscape, join a beach cleanup and learn about the unique islands.

Professor Brian Hogan sits in front of a whiteboard displaying the periodic table of elements.

A circuitous path

Brian Hogan's journey to becoming a teaching professor in the College of Arts and Science's chemistry department has been anything but a straight path. But through perseverance and an ask for help, the Tar Heel found a way to quiet the doubt that lingered in the back of his mind.


Emma Reinhardt examines a bird as she kneels in the field doing research.

Crouching researcher, hidden sparrow

Four UNC students spent their summer in Colorado studying Lincoln’s sparrows in search of answers to fundamental biological questions.

The arched sign to the Old Fort Gateway trails.

A new day for Old Fort

A creative collaborative supported by Southern Futures is conceiving a bright future for Old Fort, North Carolina.

Dean White chats with students in line to take sips from the Old Well.

From Colorado to Carolina

Jim White, the College’s new dean, is a climate scientist and a consensus-builder.

Andy Lang gestures at a chalkboard while lecturing.

Lifelong learners and leaders

A new general education curriculum launched this fall at Carolina and is designed to support students as they engage in their communities and the world.

Black-and-white headshot of Blair L.M. Kelley

Historian of Black experience to lead Center for the Study of the American South

As the next step in an accomplished career of teaching and research, Blair L.M. Kelley will join UNC as a professor and the next director of the Center for the Study of the American South.

Headshot of Caroline Williamson

Helping faculty break down silos, be part of ‘something bigger’

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Institute for the Arts and Humanities Advisory Board empowers faculty to achieve their full potential by creating community and cultivating leadership.

Also Inside

The cover for the fall magazine features a female student wearing a big coat and holding binoculars as she looks up into the sky. The headline says;

Inside This Issue

In the Field: A summer of discovery for Carolina researchers. ALSO INSIDE: When IDEAs meet action, Meet Dean Jim White, Exploring the multiverse. Click on the magazine cover to view a reader-friendly flipbook.

Jim White stand on a boat wearing a yellow vest.

Letter From the Dean

Dean Jim White shares what he's been up to since becoming dean of the College in July.

Robert and Pearl Seymour stand on the lawn outside.

Give to Carolina

The Seymour family has established the Dr. Robert E. Seymour Jr. Dean’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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