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

Passport to everywhere Letter from the Dean

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.

Lowe and wife, Julia, with Jonathan and Drew Scott, hosts of “Property Brothers,” at an auction to benefit the American Heart Association. (photo courtesy of Scripps Network)

The man behind HGTV Tar Heels Up Close

Carolina alumnus Ken Lowe built Scripps empire on DIY, food and travel — and a focus on core values.

From left, Maggie West, Mike Alston, Julius Alston and Hudson Vaughan in the Alston brothers’ home. The Community Empowerment Fund and the Jackson Center worked together to help the brothers settle into a duplex in the Northside neighborhood.

Choosing lives of community advocacy Tar Heels Up Close

An alumni couple help people transition out of homelessness and preserve historically black neighborhoods in Chapel Hill.

Carolina alumna Zena Cardman stands on a tarmac holding her gear. She is a new NASA astronaut trainee. Over 18,000 people applied to be in the 2017 class; she was one of 12 selected.

The 0.3 percent Tar Heels Up Close

Carolina alumna Zena Cardman is a new NASA astronaut trainee. Over 18,000 people applied to be in the 2017 class; she was one of 12 selected.

Staff members Wallace Ambrose, Amar S. Kumbhar and Carrie Donley support the nanocomposites research of professors Theo Dingemans, Greg Forest and Peter Mucha —producing high-resolution images of carbon nanotubes embedded in crystalline polymer. They stand in front of equipment in the Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory.

Science sized super-small Features

UNC researchers converge to pool their talents, creating nanocomposites with extraordinary properties.

Katie Moga holds an adhesive patch embedded with microneedles which was deisgned to deliver medication painlessly. This is an example of multidisciplinary research known as convergent science.

Convergent science gains momentum Features

Rich Superfine, chair of the department of applied physical sciences, explains this next-generation approach to science and the new institute that will be home to it at UNC.

Steve Anderson stands at a whiteboard and explains some of the theory behind improvisation in jazz composition at the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo.

A love for Latin rhythm Features, Tar Heels Up Close

Music professor Stephen Anderson, a critically acclaimed composer and pianist, has a knack for finding Latin rhythms wherever he goes — most recently, the Dominican Republic.

The old well covered in snow. Photo courtesy of Kayce Scinta.

Carolina Quoted The Scoop

When national and international media need experts to comment on and analyze news and trends, they turn to Carolina.

Rachel Willis in front of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and Port of Wilmington

Water Over the Bridge Features, Tar Heels Up Close

A professor of American studies is helping port communities worldwide understand how rising sea levels and other impacts of climate change affect shipping and coastal infrastructures.

Margaret Scarry and Donald Haggis stand at the Azoria site

A monumental dig Features

A large-scale archaeological project on Crete has created an enduring collaboration, an experiential global learning opportunity for UNC students and a future heritage tourism site for the region.

Carolina graduate Thompson Paine (far left) made sure all of the Silicon Valley Maymester students received T-shirts when they visited Quizlet, where he is the vice president for operations and business development.

Access to innovators Features

Alumni give students in Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship an immersive semester-long experience in Silicon Valley.

Bernard Bell watches student presentations in “Principles and Practice,” a course that focuses on core entrepreneurial skills including innovation, creative design, customer development and team dynamics.

Entrepreneurship’s big boost Features

Cable industry veteran Bernard Bell will lead the newly named Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship.

Dan Anderson, left, director of UNC’s Digital Innovation Lab, and Todd Taylor, director of the Writing Program, teach a hands-on workshop for English 105 instructors at the start of the fall semester. The session focused on how to design digital class projects.

Digital literacy fast-forwards at Carolina Features

A pioneering initiative ensures every Tar Heel student has free access to powerful digital tools — and the coursework that teaches them to be critical thinkers and sophisticated users of essential technologies.

Cassidy Greshko in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

The Story of Study Abroad Features

UNC’s seismic shift in global education. (Senior Cassidy Greshko in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Photo by Jackson Hitchner ’18)

Oliver Jones wears a Carolina backpack at the peak of Dragon's Back hiking trail in Hong Kong

Follow us and share Finale

Tar Heels who travel the globe, are you willing to share your adventures? Follow @unccollege, @uncstudyabroad and @uncglobal on Instagram and use #HeelsAbroad to share your photos.