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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


Water Over the Bridge

A professor of American studies is helping port communities worldwide understand how rising sea levels and other impacts of climate change affect shipping and coastal infrastructures.

Faculty Up Close, Fall 2017, Features, Inside, Issues


Steve Anderson stands at a whiteboard and explains some of the theory behind improvisation in jazz composition at the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo.

A love for Latin rhythm

Music professor Stephen Anderson, a critically acclaimed composer and pianist, has a knack for finding Latin rhythms wherever he goes — most recently, the Dominican Republic.

Faculty Up Close, Fall 2017, Features, Inside, Issues


Unintended consequences

UNC political scientists Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks have been married since 1999. They are among the world’s leading experts on Brexit and Europe’s shifting political dynamics.

Faculty Up Close, Inside, Issues, Spring 2017


Celebrating 40 years of jazz at Carolina

Music professor Jim Ketch (left) tells students “once you have an idea of what you want something to sound like, your body has a much easier job in making that … Continued

Faculty Up Close, Inside, Issues, Spring 2017


Shedding light

Physicist Amy Oldenburg uses noninvasive biomedical optics to see inside tissue.

Faculty Up Close, Fall 2016, Inside, Issues


A scholar and a mentor

Russia scholar Donald Raleigh’s next big project is Brezhnev bio.

Faculty Up Close, Fall 2016, Inside, Issues


‘Food is a Story about Class, Race and Gender’

Elizabeth Engelhardt started writing about food by beginning with leftovers. Not the remains of a meal; the remains of her research.

Faculty Up Close, Fall 2015, Features, Issues


Supermarkets and Locavores: Allies or Adversaries?

Large chain supermarkets may seem the antithesis of the local food movement, but UNC researchers have found that supermarkets can play a key role in building strong, sustainable local food … Continued

Faculty Up Close, Fall 2015, Features, Issues