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Southern history revisited

April 5, 2023

A groundbreaking volume weaves a new narrative of the South from its ancient past to the present, drawing on top scholars’ work in global and Atlantic world history, histories of the African diaspora and environmental history. “Expansive” seems a fitting … Read more

Wildfire study shifts focus to helping poor communities

April 3, 2023

Wildfires pose a large and growing threat to communities across California, where fires are becoming more frequent and destructive. As climate change occurs, the frequency of wildfires is expected to grow. A new study from researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and … Read more

Tar Heels build language confidence with virtual reality

April 3, 2023

Virtual reality headsets are most closely connected to computer science, but they are a key ingredient in Caroline Sibley’s “Advanced Arabic” class. Though they were physically half a world apart, Tar Heels in the teaching assistant professor’s class used Google … Read more

Sayre-McCord receives Thomas Jefferson Award

April 3, 2023

In their end-of-course comments, Geoffrey Sayre-McCord’s students describe him as “amazing,” “engaging,” “academically stimulating,” “respectful” and “brilliant” — as well as “a little goofy, as philosophy professors should be.” They make it clear that it’s not only the content of … Read more

Sloan, Cottrell Awards given to three Carolina researchers

April 3, 2023

Three researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences won prestigious awards for early-career scientists this spring. Nicolas Pégard, an assistant professor in the department of applied physical sciences, and Pedro Sáenz, an assistant professor in the department of mathematics, … Read more

McDonald named senior associate dean

April 3, 2023

Noreen McDonald was named senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts and Sciences in January. She succeeds Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, who completed his term in December. McDonald has been a member of the UNC … Read more

UNC-Chapel Hill named top producer of Fulbrights

April 3, 2023

The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has named UNC-Chapel Hill a top-producing institution of Fulbright U.S. students. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities with the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright … Read more

AAAS selects four faculty as fellows

April 3, 2023

Four Carolina faculty members have been selected as 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the academic journal Science. The new Carolina fellows are Carol Arnosti, Michael … Read more

#Throwback: SOHP marks a milestone

April 3, 2023

The Southern Oral History Program, part of the Center for the Study of the American South, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The founding director of the program is Jacquelyn Dowd Hall (center), the Julia Cherry Spruill Professor Emerita of … Read more