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Cover of Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine fall 2018 featuring Nepal mountains and clouds reflected in water. The headline reads:

Two mathematicians, a marine scientist and a religious studies scholar traveled to the Himalayas to study the effects of climate change on Buddhist holy lakes.


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Early morning clouds are reflected in a blue pool on the Ngozumba glacier in the Gokyo Valley of Nepal, with the twin peaks of Cholatse and Arakam Tse visible in the background. (Photo by Roberto Camassa.)

Science, spirituality and synergy in Nepal Features

In a three-week journey from Chapel Hill to the Himalayas to study the effects of climate change on Buddhist holy lakes, two mathematicians, a marine scientist and a religious studies scholar overcame multiple challenges and proved the value of an interdisciplinary team.

Emery prepares a clay slab in the UNC Art Lab.

Emotional Environment Tar Heels Up Close

Meredith Emery blends art and science in a multimedia project to change how the public relates to the local environment...

Blue slide with little medical icons reads "Stories to Save Lives" Health, Illness and Medical Care

Saving lives through stories Features

The Southern Oral History Program launches a major research initiative — to collect oral histories in rural North Carolina communities that inform health care research, practice and policy.

Joe Kwon in his Raleigh home.

‘It feels like a celebration’ Tar Heels Up Close

For Avett Brothers’ cellist Joe Kwon, the music keeps calling him back.

Tamlin Pavelsky, associate professor of geological sciences, measures water levels at Botany Pond in Chapel Hill as part of an ongoing water-storage project. (photo by Johnny Andrews)

Plotting a watery map of the world Tar Heels Up Close

An early appreciation of rivers and lakes in his childhood home in Alaska fuels geologist Tamlin Pavelsky’s passion to understand water storage in lakes around the globe.

Closeup of Randall Kenan, who said it is gratifying “to see the lights come on” in students’ faces. (photo by Donn Young)

Master storyteller Tar Heels Up Close

Creative writing professor Randall Kenan, recently inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, is proud to be part of the "writingest state."

Tiber Falzett with bagpipes

Scottish Gaelic studies will highlight N.C. ties The Scoop

Visiting lecturer Tiber Falzett will share his love of an endangered language and traditions with Carolina students.

Kevin Guskiewicz slide for 225 Years video

225 Years of Carolina: The College Videos

As dean, Kevin Guskiewicz is dedicated to keeping the College of Arts & Sciences “strategic, bold and student-focused.”

Edited map showing the future site of the Institute for Convergent Science, in place of the Naval Armory and parking lot. The site is located between Morehead Labs and Chapman Hall at the corner of S Columbia St and South Rd.

Institute for Convergent Science will speed process from discovery to impact The Scoop

With a feasibility plan completed and a collaborative innovation framework being developed and tested, the Institute for Convergent Science and the building...

Students in Marsha Penner’s “Neural Connections” class participate in service-learning and makerspace activities. (photo by Donn Young)

Interdisciplinary neuroscience major makes its debut The Scoop

The major is housed in the department of psychology and neuroscience but involves 10 academic departments. It builds on the success of the popular neuroscience minor.

Illustration by Will Black, who graduated from Carolina in 2011 with degrees in fine art and history. Since 2017, Black has worked as an administrative support specialist in the College of Arts & Sciences’ Dean’s Office. He is an avid traveler and lover of history, art and architecture, drawing from these passions in his tribute to Carolina’s 225th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, Black created a collage of the University’s most iconic structures and landscape features. The collage features the Old Well, Playmakers Theatre, Old East, South Building, the Bell Tower and the Davie Poplar.

Celebrating Carolina’s 225th Finale

To celebrate Carolina's 225th birthday, artist and alumnus Will Black created a collage of the University’s most iconic structures and landscape features.

College Dean Kevin Guskiewicz stands in the center of a group of four students, all holding Synergy Unleashed T-shirts.

A convergence of synergies Letter from Dean

Milestone anniversaries are natural times to reflect on how far we have come and where we want to go. It’s been 2½ years since I became dean and more than a year since we adopted our Synergy Unleashed tag line and launched our strategic plan, A Road Map to Boldness.

Will McInerney was named a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

McInerney named Gates Cambridge Scholar The Scoop

Will McInerney ’11 has been awarded a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which provides full support for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.

Composites of various interpretations of study participants' perceptions of how God appears

What does God look like? The Scoop

A team of UNC psychologists has used a new technique to construct what a large sample of 511 American Christians think God looks like.

Increasing private support for experiential learning opportunities, including study abroad, is a College campaign priority. (photo courtesy of Diego Riveros-Iregui). Students are shown here holding up a UNC banner and standing in front of a Galapagos Science Center sign from a study abroad trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Campaign builds on College’s strengths The Scoop

Last fall, UNC-Chapel Hill publicly launched For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina, a $4.25 billion effort to inspire alumni and friends to support Carolina. In this Q&A, Dean Kevin Guskiewicz discusses the College’s progress.