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Kathleen Harris

Harris elected to National Academy of Sciences The Scoop

Sociologist Kathleen Mullan Harris, James E. Haar Distinguished Professor, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that a U.S. scientist or engineer can receive.

Yo-Yo Ma

Save the Date: A conversation with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble The Scoop

Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most celebrated musicians, and members from the Silk Road Ensemble will give a free talk on the intersection of arts and public life Feb. 26 at UNC.

Geologist Tamlin Pavelsky and graduate student Elizabeth Humphries conduct research along the Tanana River in central Alaska.

Geology gift aids professor in research of Alaskan rivers The Scoop

Elijah White (M.S. ’84) says that his experiences with esteemed faculty members represent some of his best memories of UNC and helped inspire him to give back to the geology department.

Malinda Maynor Lowery, Un Kyong Ho and Cynthia Hill.

UNC historian co-produces hit PBS show ‘A Chef’s Life’ The Scoop

Historian Malinda Maynor Lowery co-produces the Peabody Award-winning show, ‘A Chef’s Life,’ playing a critical role in the show’s outreach strategy.

Henry owl with a boys basketball team, 1930-31

The Henry Owl Scholarship and a class in ‘Gumption’ The Scoop

Andrew Vail ’99 established the Henry Owl Scholarship Fund for Undergraduate Students, honoring the mettle of Henry Owl ’29, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the first person of color to be admitted to –– and graduate from –– the University.

Kelly Hogan teaches

Examining active learning in large science classes The Scoop

In large college science classes, active learning interventions improve achievement for everyone, but especially black and first-generation students, according to a new UNC study.

Four women at the Chi Omega Formal in 1964

Sororities create professorships to recruit, retain faculty The Scoop

Alumnae from three sororities have each created new professorships in the College of Arts and Sciences after meeting their initial fundraising goals in summer 2014.

An old and rusted lock mechanism from President Caldwell's front door.

Unearthing history, here and abroad The Scoop

Archaeological excavations led by UNC faculty in Israel, Greece and Chapel Hill made news headlines over the summer in international, national and local media, including The Times of Israel, The Huffington Post, and WRAL-TV and The News & Observer in Raleigh.