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Archived Letters from the Dean

Dean Rhodes poses with students after a boat trip.

Carolina beyond the classroom

Fall 2021
Dean's Letter Fall 2021 magazine
Portrait of Terry Rhodes at the Old Well

One year in

Spring 2021
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.
Dean Rhodes gives a thumbs up while wearing a Tar Heels face mask.

Our new normal

Fall 2020
Virtual greetings from the first-ever virtual issue of Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine.
Terry Rhodes, at the piano, plays music with three students

Working together

Spring 2020
In its 227-year history, Carolina has witnessed a number of events that rocked the world, from world wars to the Spanish flu of 1918. Whatever challenges lie ahead, I am confident that we will rally as Tar Heels have always done.
Interim Dean Terry Rhodes takes a sip from the Old Well on the first day of classes.

Uniquely Carolina

Fall 2019
This issue celebrates the tenacity of our first-generation students — and a few of the uniquely Carolina programs that support them during their time on campus.
Terry Rhodes smiling in Carolina blue apparel

Following our compass

Spring 2019
Interim Dean Terry Rhodes is delighted that this issue is devoted to Carolina students, faculty, staff and alumni who are making the world a better place in ways large and small.
College Dean Kevin Guskiewicz stands in the center of a group of four students, all holding Synergy Unleashed T-shirts.

A convergence of synergies

Fall 2018
Milestone anniversaries are natural times to reflect on how far we have come and where we want to go. It’s been 2½ years since I became dean and more than a year since we adopted our Synergy Unleashed tag line and launched our strategic plan, A Road Map to Boldness.
Kevin Guskiewicz, Ed Samulski, Chris Clemens and more look over early design concepts of the Institute for convergent Science

The right chemistry

Spring 2018

As the dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, I have gained a new appreciation for the stellar chemistry faculty we have at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Dean Kevin Guskiewicz with geography professor Diego Riveros-Iregui in the Galápagos.

Passport to everywhere

Fall 2017

I didn’t study abroad as an undergraduate, but I am fortunate that my research, teaching and personal travel have taken me across the globe in the decades since.


Kevin Guskiewicz

Yes, and…

Spring 2017

The first rule of improv – and a principle that has increasingly been adopted by organizations as a powerful team-building tool – is “yes, and ….” It refers to building upon what has come before and encourages the sharing of ideas, opening the door to true collaboration


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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