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Jim White stands with Jed Atkins

New faces, new programs at Carolina Spring 2024

Dean Jim White shares news about new leaders and areas of study in his letter from the dean in the spring 2024 issue.

Dean White stands at a podium and speaks at the Dean E. Smith Center.

Carolina Strong Fall 2023

Dean Jim White shares news about the strength and resilience of Tar Heels in his letter from the dean in the fall 2023 issue.

Kevin Guskiewicz, Ed Samulski, Chris Clemens and more look over early design concepts of the Institute for convergent Science

The right chemistry Spring 2018

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 Chapel Hill.

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

Passport to everywhere Fall 2017

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.

Kevin Guskiewicz

Yes, and… Spring 2017

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 upon what has come before and encourages the sharing of ideas, opening the door to true collaboration

Kevin Guskiewicz

A heart for the humanities Fall 2016

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

Kevin Guskiewicz

Chemistry and Creativity Spring 2016

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 disciplines.

Karen Gil

Food as a reflection of who we are Fall 2015

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 our national and our regional culture as surely as do art, literature, music, politics and religion.”

Karen Gil

Closing one chapter, beginning another Spring 2015

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. Their journey, as they close one chapter and begin another, reminds me of my own.

Karen Gil

Forging new paths Fall 2014

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.

Karen Gil

Experience matters Spring 2014

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 how the practical experiences we give our students during their time at UNC are helping to shape their future lives.

Karen Gil

Studying the South, gaining experience in the world Fall 2013

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 world.

Karen Gil

Liberal Arts Lessons Spring 2013

It’s almost graduation time again, and we are excited for all of our seniors. I’d like to tell you the story of two Rachels, who are shining examples of the value of a Carolina liberal arts education.