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Karen Gil

Studying the South, gaining experience in the world Letter from the Dean

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.

cast-iron pan

Cast-Iron Pan Finale

When I was seven, my mother’s beloved grandmother passed away. After a short custody battle, her cast-iron pan came to live with us.

Holly and Kim Spurr in Top of the Hill restaurant

Of special friendships, from childhood to beyond Chapter & Verse

I have a friendship that reminds me of the one Carolina alums Susan Spencer-Wendel and Nancy Maas Kinnally share in Susan’s memoir, “Until I Say Goodbye.”

Students measure a skull

Syllabus: Written in Bone The Scoop

Anthropology Professor Dale Hutchinson teaches students how to map and recover the elements of a crime scene in his class, Anthropology 423: “Written in Bone: CSI and the Science of Death Investigations from Skeletal Remains.”

Howard Aldrich

Aldrich wins lifetime entrepreneurship award The Scoop

Sociologist Howard Aldrich has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the prestigious Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference for his many contributions to the field.

Nancy Kinnally and Susan Spencer Wendel in UNC graduation gowns

Living with Joy: New book chronicles alum’s journey with Lou Gehrig’s disease Chapter & Verse, Features

When veteran journalist Susan Spencer-Wendel (international studies ’88) was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) in summer 2011, she was determined to write her own ending to her life story.

A SCALE-UP physics classroom

Transforming STEM education The Scoop

Carolina has been named a project site for the Association of American Universities’ (AAU) five-year initiative to improve the quality of undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at its member institutions.

Wyatt Bruton and friends at the Great Wall of China

New master’s in global studies approved The Scoop

The College will offer a new master’s degree in global studies, with the first class of students admitted in fall 2014.

Michael Reiter

Exploring cyber security in the ‘cloud’ The Scoop

A $5.8 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Frontier Awards program will be used by UNC and five partners for a major research project to explore challenges in cyber security in the era of cloud computing.

Jodi Magness

Magness featured in ‘Jerusalem’ IMAX film The Scoop

UNC archaeologist Jodi Magness will be featured on the big screen — literally — in the new IMAX 3-D film, Jerusalem.

Frank Borden Hanes Sr.

Frank Borden Hanes Sr. leaves lasting legacy The Scoop

Frank Borden Hanes Sr., a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., and a longtime friend and benefactor of the College, passed away on July 17. He was 93.

hill hall rotunda

$5 million Kenan gift launches Hill Hall renovation The Scoop

A $5 million gift from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust will launch an extensive renovation of the music department’s Hill Hall.

Walker Percy on the dock at Bogue Falaya at the family home in Covington, La.

New Writing Faculty Share Surprising Connections Features, The Scoop

The two newest writers to join Carolina’s creative writing program share surprising connections with the donors who created their distinguished professorships and their namesakes.

John Wilkerson in the Sanfod Underground Laboratory in the Homestake Mine in Lead, SD.

What’s the antimatter? Features, Research

UNC physicist John Wilkerson is on a quest to uncover the truth about the beginning of everything.

Prehistoric rock art in South Africa

Exploring shamans and rock art in South Africa Features, Research

UNC anthropologist Silvia Tomášková spent 2010 to 2011 in South Africa studying prehistoric rock art drawings as part of the research for her book, “Wayward Shamans: The Prehistory of an Idea.”