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Bernard Boyd and Bill Farthing stand at an archaeological excavation site, with two other members of the dig and a red wheelbarrow visible in the background.

Majoring in a ‘life of meaning and purpose’ Fall 2023

Coming to Carolina was an easy decision for Bill Farthing ’70 (J.D. ’74). Almost 60 years later, it was another easy decision to give back to the place where he spent his first four years at UNC: the department of religious studies.

Headshot of Kathleen Mullan Harris at her desk, holding a textbook and sitting in front of her computer.

$25.3 million to study Alzheimer’s disease risks Fall 2023

A team of UNC and Duke researchers has received a $25.3 million grant from the National Institute of Aging to study the potential risks for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Headshot of Kelly Giovanello

Giovanello named associate dean for research and innovation Fall 2023

Kelly Giovanello, the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience, has been named the College’s new associate dean for research and innovation.

Exterior of the FedEx Global Education Center, the building's sign in the foreground.

Slavic center receives National Resource Center designation Fall 2023

The Center for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at UNC has been designated as a National Resource Center for language and area studies by the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education office.

Overhead view of a flooded area, the tops of buildings and trees visible above the surface of the water.

Digital resource helps planners prep for natural disasters Fall 2023

With support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the American Planning Association, UNC’s Coastal Resilience Center has launched a website to help communities plan for and evaluate natural disasters.

Jim Hirschfield speaks to a group of students in a large outdoor shelter.

Students turn downed trees into art Fall 2023

Jim Hirschfield and his students collaborate with the Carolina Tree Heritage program to give downed trees on UNC’s campus new life by creating sculptures out of their wood.

The interior of a classroom, with nine students and one presenter.

Graduate students enhance career skills with King’s College partners Fall 2023

More than 30 Carolina graduate students advanced their research and gained valuable career skills by organizing and participating in academic workshops with graduate students at one of Carolina’s strategic partners, King’s College London, this past summer.

Headshots of Hugo Méndez (left) and Nina Martin (right)

National Humanities Center taps two for summer residencies Fall 2023

Hugo Méndez in religious studies and Nina Martin in geography were recently selected for summer residencies at the National Humanities Center, the world’s only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities.

Frank Leibfarth in his lab, wearing a lab coat, gloves, and safety goggles, leans over a collection of metallic and plastic equipment.

Leibfarth named Institute for Convergent Science fellow Fall 2023

Chemist Frank Leibfarth, who is researching a potential method of recycling that could reshape the industry, has been named the inaugural Institute for Convergent Science faculty fellow.

Kevin Guskiewicz addresses a small crowd of people while standing on the the new stone ramp of the Old Well.

A new look for the Old Well Fall 2023

The Old Well has been reopened after undergoing renovations, including the installation of a sloped pathway and modifications to lower the drinking fountain, to improve its accessibility for all visitors.

Julie and Flint McNaughton, greenery blurred in the background.

McNaughton Family Fund supports Program for Public Discourse

The McNaughton Family Fund, established by J. Flint and Julie McNaughton to support UNC’s Program for Public Discourse, will provide funding to the program’s Agora Fellows for the 2023-24 school year.

People hold candles in the darkness at a memorial tribute to Zijie Yan in the Dean E. Smith Center.

‘One of the kindest persons I’ve ever met’ Fall 2023

Tar Heel community mourns the tragic loss of nanoscience researcher Zijie Yan.

A visual representation of the virtual remodel of Jane Austen's desk. It features a panorama of her office: a fireplace, window, desk and chair, and decorated wall.

Jane Austen’s (Virtual) Desk Spring 2023

A new NEH grant will support UNC scholars’ creation of an immersive web environment designed to bring Jane Austen’s writing room — and her world — to life.

Teens text on their smartphones.

Winston Center tackles crisis of teens and screens Spring 2023

With groundbreaking research linking social media habits to brain changes, the center also provides career training and public awareness.

Outside, Diego Riveros-Iregui (left), holding a long measurement device and a student (right), gesturing to a notebook. Two students and the mountains in the background.

Carolina wins grant for climate change research in Ecuador Spring 2023

With a grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Fund, students at UNC-Chapel Hill and Universidad San Francisco de Quito will conduct climate change research over the course of a year.