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Out of Bounds on the Silk Road

In this online magazine extra, author and alumna Kate Harris talks with us about her new travel memoir, "Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road."…

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Lost and found on the Silk Road

On a bicycle journey across the “world’s oldest superhighway,” writer-wanderer Kate Harris sought out ancient routes and a world not yet paved over.…

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The champion

Travis Tygart ’93 is the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and on Sports Illustrated’s list of the 50 “Most Powerful People in Sports.”…

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A life of service

Carolina senior and decorated military veteran Zac Rhyner urges students to step outside their comfort zones in pursuit of their dreams.…

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Helping communities

Elizabeth Frankenberg is applying lessons from her research on disaster recovery in Indonesia to hurricane-affected communities in the Tar Heel State.…

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Think, speak, argue

Christian Lundberg teaches students the valuable skills of how to think critically, communicate effectively and negotiate conflict.…

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Carving out a niche

Cynthia Sturton has found her place researching computer hardware security. Now she’s helping the next generation of computer scientists find theirs.…

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A magical life

For 27 years, Carolina alumni Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne have taken children on journeys across time and space through The New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House chapter book series.…

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Master storyteller

Creative writing professor Randall Kenan, recently inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, is proud to be part of the "writingest state."…

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Plotting a watery map of the world

An early appreciation of rivers and lakes in his childhood home in Alaska fuels geologist Tamlin Pavelsky’s passion to understand water storage in lakes around the globe.…

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Inside This Issue

Celebrating Carolina Firsts: National honors for first-gen efforts

Letter From the Dean

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

Give to Carolina

Davie Hall is home to the department of psychology and neuroscience. Ann Rankin Cowan’s latest gift will establish a fund to support high-impact research in the department.

 

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