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Bo Li is one of Carolina chemistry’s rising young stars. Behind her is Royce Murray, who has been with the department for nearly six decades and for whom Murray Hall is named. (phot

Chemistry at Carolina: Two centuries forever young

In April, Carolina chemistry will celebrate its 200th birthday. A key secret to reaching this venerable milestone and achieving an international reputation has been to invest in generations of promising … Continued

Cover Stories, Features, Issues, Spring 2018


Maurice Bursey (center in this undated photo) wrote the departmental history Carolina Chemists, published in 1982, and another book seven years later on Francis P. Venable. (photo courtesy of N.C. Collection, University Libraries)

Chemistry Milestones, 1818 – 2018

Milestones of Carolina chemistry, from 1818 to 2018.

Features, Issues, Spring 2018


A grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Program will support new graduate fellowships for women in chemistry. The program, with a mentoring component, will be led by Jillian Dempsey (right). (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Luce grant supports female chemists

Encouraging women chemists to pursue academic careers is a priority of the chemistry department. A recent $300,000 grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Program will support new graduate fellowships for … Continued

Features, Issues, Spring 2018


Bill and Marcie Ferris, in the kitchen of their Chapel Hill home, will retire at the end of the spring semester, but Bill promises “we’ll continue our support for students and for UNC." (photo by Donn Young)

Dynamic Duo

Faculty couple Bill Ferris and Marcie Cohen Ferris are retiring, but their collective contributions to Southern studies and support for the university they love is far from over.

Faculty Up Close, Features, Inside, Issues, Spring 2018


American studies assistant professor Ben Frey at his computer with a coffee pot and surrounding mugs. Words in Cherokee is written on the board behind him.

Saving an Endangered Language

Sociolinguistic scholar Ben Frey helps revitalize Cherokee.

Faculty Up Close, Features, Inside, Spring 2018


Katharine Aha (photo by Donn Young), seated at a table in the Graham Memorial Building lounge.

Analyzing political accountability abroad

Druscilla French Fellowship helps Ph.D. candidate Katharine Aha advance her research on ethnic minority coalitions in East-Central Europe.

Features, Inside, Issues, Spring 2018, Student Up Close


Don Baer in his office

Interns Meet Former White House Communications Chief

Alumnus Don Baer has been involved with the UNC public policy internship program for the past three years, sharing career advice and Chapel Hill anecdotes with the students.

Features, Inside, Spring 2018


The rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building.

15 Weeks in D.C.

For 15 weeks every spring, students in the UNC Honors Seminar on Public Policy and Global Affairs in Washington, D.C. spend four days a week at prestigious internships in the … Continued

Features, Inside, Issues, Spring 2018


The Story of Study Abroad

UNC’s seismic shift in global education. (Senior Cassidy Greshko in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Photo by Jackson Hitchner ’18)

Cover Stories, Fall 2017, Features, Issues


Dan Anderson, left, director of UNC’s Digital Innovation Lab, and Todd Taylor, director of the Writing Program, teach a hands-on workshop for English 105 instructors at the start of the fall semester. The session focused on how to design digital class projects.

Digital literacy fast-forwards at Carolina

A pioneering initiative ensures every Tar Heel student has free access to powerful digital tools — and the coursework that teaches them to be critical thinkers and sophisticated users of … Continued

Fall 2017, Features, Issues