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Research is a family affair for Karin and David Pfennig, who often take their daughters Katrina (sitting) and Elsa with them on fieldwork trips to Arizona. (photo by Megan May)

The Frog Family

Spring 2020
Every summer, biologists Karin and David Pfennig, along with their daughters, conduct fieldwork on spadefoot toads.…

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A student sits at a desk looking at a large archival book of ancient handwriting.,

Sleuths in the Archives

Spring 2020
Students in an Honors undergraduate seminar spent last semester trying to understand how the University survived financially, in part, from the sale of enslaved people.…

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Closeup photo of Christopher Armitage gesturing and teaching in the classroom. (photo by Donn Young)

The Lion of Greenlaw

Spring 2020
After teaching for 53 years at Carolina, professor Christopher Armitage turns the page on his next chapter.…

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Rhodes, who had served as interim dean since February 2019, became dean of the College of Arts & Sciences on March 1 (photo: Kristen Chavez).

Terry Rhodes is handed the baton

Spring 2020
Brava! to the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.…

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Lookout Scholars Briyete Garcia-Diaz, Sara Coello and Hannah Thompson examine a campus map during an orientation scavenger hunt.

Celebrating Carolina Firsts

Fall 2019
National honors for first-gen efforts…

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Students drop a sensor into a peatland pool

Climate Game-Changers

Fall 2019
For thousands of years, the northern Andes Mountains have acted as a carbon sink, preserving organic matter as thick soil. As the planet warms, what will happen to all that carbon? This past summer, Carolina undergraduates traveled to Ecuador to take a closer look.…

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Psychology professor Barbara Fredrickson leads a class in “Health and Happiness,” an offering in a set of courses created for the new curriculum known as “Ideas, Information and Inquiry” — or Triple I for short.

Educating to Empower

Fall 2019
Carolina builds a new general education curriculum from the ground up.…

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From left, retired faculty members Jean DeSaix, Arturo Escobar and Jacquelyn Dowd Hall share a laugh in Hyde Hall, home of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

Second Acts

Fall 2019
Retired faculty find new creative inspiration and continue to mentor students, write books and conduct research.…

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Marina Greenfeld (left) and Gabrielle Calvocoressi pored over issues of Southern Cultures to select 16 poems for a celebratory chapbook. (photo by Donn Young)

A bounty of good poems

Fall 2019
Co-edited by a creative writing professor and an undergraduate student, a chapbook celebrates 25 years of Southern Cultures quarterly.…

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Milestone Moments in the College of Arts & Sciences—an infographic timeline / 1795: Students: 41 Faculty: 3 Departments: 2 Illustration of Hinton James, the first student to arrive at UNC. Illustration from 1935 Yackety Yack yearbook. / 1883: Students: 207 Faculty: 13 Departments: 15 Undergraduate Majors: 4 Graduates: 15 UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates its centennial, confers its first Ph.D. to William Battle Phillips.

Milestone Moments

Spring 2019
Carolina celebrated its 225th anniversary this academic year. The College of Arts & Sciences used the occasion to mark several moments in its own history including its origins in 1795.…

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Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine fall 2020 cover

Inside This Issue

Southern Futures: Diverse voices for a changing region. Also inside: Carolina Pivots; A Poet's Roots; Pandemic-inspired research and more. View a reader-friendly flipbook.

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

Letter From the Dean

Virtual greetings from the first-ever virtual issue of Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine.

Summer Reading Lecture with the author of Popular, Mitch Prinstein held at Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill August 20, 2018.

Give to Carolina

The new Winston Family Initiative in Adolescent Brain Development and Technology, led by professor Mitch Prinstein, will put Carolina’s department of psychology and neuroscience at the forefront of brain development and technology research over the next three years.

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