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The right chemistry

As the dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, I have gained a new appreciation for the stellar chemistry faculty we have at the University of North Carolina at … Continued

Inside, Issues, Letter from the Dean, Spring 2018


Dean Kevin Guskiewicz with geography professor Diego Riveros-Iregui in the Galápagos.

Passport to everywhere

I didn’t study abroad as an undergraduate, but I am fortunate that my research, teaching and personal travel have taken me across the globe in the decades since.

Fall 2017, Inside, Letter from the Dean


Yes, and…

The first rule of improv – and a principle that has increasingly been adopted by organizations as a powerful team-building tool – is “yes, and ….” It refers to building … Continued

Inside, Issues, Letter from the Dean, Spring 2017


A heart for the humanities

In late August, Carolina heralded the arrival of 4,254 first-year students at an evening convocation in Carmichael Arena.

Fall 2016, Inside, Issues, Letter from the Dean


Chemistry and Creativity

I’m enjoying my first semester as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and I’m delighted that this issue is devoted to exploring how to spark creativity across the … Continued

Inside, Issues, Letter from the Dean, Spring 2016


Food as a reflection of who we are

American Studies Professor Marcie Cohen Ferris writes in her book “The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region” (UNC Press, 2014): “Food reflects both … Continued

Fall 2015, Inside, Issues, Letter from the Dean


Closing one chapter, beginning another

As seniors get ready for spring commencement and cross things off their Carolina bucket lists, they’ll say goodbye to their life as undergrads but hello to the new opportunities ahead. … Continued

Inside, Issues, Letter from the Dean, Spring 2015


Forging new paths

Frederick P. Brooks Jr. blazed trails as project manager for the revolutionary IBM System/360 family of computers and then as founding chair of Carolina’s computer science department in 1964.

Fall 2014, Inside, Issues, Letter from the Dean


Experience matters

That familiar sea of blue will soon fill Kenan Stadium again, as our latest crop of Carolina graduates takes on the world. This issue of the magazine reminds me about … Continued

Inside, Issues, Letter from the Dean, Spring 2014


Studying the South, gaining experience in the world

The fall 2013 issue of Carolina Arts & Sciences is brimming with examples of how faculty research and student learning opportunities in the College are shaping our graduates and our … Continued

Fall 2013, Inside, Letter from the Dean