Learn about UNC's Galapagos Initiative
Learn about how UNC and USFQ partnered to create the Galapagos Science Center in San Cristobal, Galapagos, in this animated film. Here, researchers study the connection between humans and the environment in Darwin's living laboratory.
Leave it to Beavers
As urban regions in the Southeast continue to grow and develop, harmful pollutants enter nearby waterways more frequently. UNC researchers think one of the best solutions to prevent this may be investments in the habitats of the furry neighbors already in our backyards: beavers.
Carolina’s drone lab takes off
Recently launched to provide a hub for innovative drone and sensing technologies at Carolina, CARDNL serves as a collaborative resource for faculty and student researchers to use for a host of research endeavors.
History and place in Chapel Hill and Legendborn
Spring 2021Tracy Deonn’s Legendborn brings Arthurian legends and magic to UNC-Chapel Hill. On a recent Southern Futures podcast, Deonn talks about incorporating the landmarks and the history of the campus, including the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Read more in Chapter & Verse.
Building resilience for storm-battered N.C.
The record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season included 30 storms, and while North Carolina managed to dodge the 12 hurricanes that made landfall, that won’t always be the case in the future. A team of interdisciplinary researchers at UNC is combining their expertise in areas like human health, ecology, and urban planning to create a long-term holistic plan helping vulnerable communities prepare for the next generation of extreme weather events.
Doing COVID-19 Dirty Work
Employing wastewater epidemiology — proven useful in outbreaks of polio and opioid use — UNC microbiologist Rachel Noble is leading a state-wide collaboration tracking novel coronavirus outbreaks across North Carolina, gaining insight that testing individuals does not offer. Read the full story from Endeavors.
Virtually, Viv with Billy Crudup
PlayMakers Repertory Company Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch talks with alumnus Billy Crudup (RTVMP ’90) in a new virtual series featuring industry professionals in a “fireside chat” with Benesch.
Senior takes on role in local government
As senior Tai Huynh begins his final semester at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he'll be splitting time between his computer science courses and serving the Town of Chapel Hill as a Town Council member.
Fall 2019For 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.
Video by Alyssa La Faro, Endeavors magazine. Read the full story.
Professor, folklorist and Grammy winner: Bill Ferris
Spring 2019Carolina professor emeritus of history and folklorist William Ferris looks back on his career and his recent nomination for two Grammy awards. His box set, "Voices of Mississippi," which features decades of his recordings and films and was produced by Dust to Digital, is nominated for Best Historical Album and Best Liner Notes. Photos and audio are from the William Ferris Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Jonathan Reckford to deliver Commencement address
Spring 2019Jonathan T.M. Reckford, who graduated from Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1984, will deliver the Commencement address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Spring Commencement on May 12, 2019.
Baritone Lucas Meachem shares his craft at Carolina
Spring 2019Grammy-winning opera singer Lucas Meachem works with Carolina students during master classes as an artist-in-residence with UNC-Chapel Hill's department of music.
Water over the bridge
Spring 2018Every single day, all over the world, the sea creeps up the coastline, and the distance between the top of the water and the bottom of bridges decreases, eliminating the possibility of shipping traffic for global freight to get under those structures. UNC American studies professor Rachel Willis is developing global ideas and solutions to help port communities cope with the impact of climate change.
Spring 2018Carolina chemistry is celebrating its 200th birthday. A key secret to reaching this venerable milestone and achieving an international reputation has been to invest in generations of promising young scientists and to provide them with the tools they need to thrive. Today, young scholars continue to work alongside foundational members of the department.
Reef. Sleep. Repeat
Spring 2018In December, graduate students from the UNC Department of Marine Sciences spent 10 days transplanting corals on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in southern Belize. The data they collect from this research could impact coral reef conservation efforts in the future.
Minor sets the stage
Spring 2018The Writing for the Screen and Stage Program at Carolina is an interdisciplinary writing program housed in the communication department. As a two-year minor, it offers undergraduate students, from all disciplines, the unique opportunity to focus specifically on the craft of dramatic writing and is designed for those considering writing careers in theatre, film, television or the web.
The keepers of our coast
Spring 2018To better protect coastal communities, researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill are teaming up with researchers from Oregon State to conduct studies on North Carolina's sand dunes. How do they grow? How do they change over time? What environments promote dune growth?
10 years of the FedEx Global Education Center
Spring 2018In honor of the FedEx Global Education Center’s ten year anniversary, this film highlights two values important to the centers, institutes, and offices within the Center: Nelson Mandela’s humanitarian ideals and the importance of languages in international education.
Faculty on Research: Kathleen Harris
Spring 2018Sociologist Kathleen Harris discusses Add Health, the largest study on adolescent health that also looks at the social and biological determinants on health and health behavior.
A Love for Latin Rhythm
Spring 2018You never know where you'll end up when you follow your passions. For music professor Steve Anderson, his passions have led him to the Dominican Republic on multiple occasions.
'Step Right Up' to Dougherty's sculpture
Spring 2018Patrick Dougherty's latest stickwork sculpture, "Step Right Up," has its home outside the Ackland Art Museum. Dougherty, who received a bachelor's in English in the College of Arts & Sciences in 1967, later returned to UNC's art department for post-graduate work in 1981 and 1982.
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.
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.