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Celebrating Carolina Firsts: National honors for first-gen efforts


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Marina Greenfeld (left) and Gabrielle Calvocoressi pored over issues of Southern Cultures to select 16 poems for a celebratory chapbook. (photo by Donn Young)

A bounty of good poems Features

Co-edited by a creative writing professor and an undergraduate student, a chapbook celebrates 25 years of Southern Cultures quarterly.

Monica Parham says diversity can’t “stick” without inclusion, which makes people feel engaged and valued and creates a sense of belonging. (photo courtesy of Monica Parham)

Driving change at Uber Tar Heels Up Close

Monica Parham ’90 leads diversity and inclusion efforts at the multinational technology company based in San Francisco.

Virginia Spivey Coleman, 96, has been a member of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club for over 50 years. (photo courtesy of Virginia Coleman)

Secret science Tar Heels Up Close

UNC alumna was among “The Girls of Atomic City” who worked on the development of the first atomic bomb.

Ronit Freeman

Master of adaptation Tar Heels Up Close

Ronit Freeman’s research crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and has potential applications in diagnostics, drug delivery and more.

Bill Rohe and Michael Webb

Affordable housing may be a click away Tar Heels Up Close

UNC scholars will develop an app to help low-income families find affordable homes in better neighborhoods.

Kipp Williams

Non-binary code Tar Heels Up Close

A Chancellor’s Science Scholar is helping to diversify the computer industry by building a visible community of LGBTQ professionals in the coding world.

Sarah George-Waterfield wore this button dress she crafted for an innovative Ph.D. dissertation project to her May doctoral hooding ceremony.

Text and textile Tar Heels Up Close

A Ph.D. student’s innovative dissertation weaves together scholarship, fabric and storytelling in an immersive art installation.

Oral History Fieldwork

Oral History Fieldwork: #Throwback Photo The Scoop

Students conduct interviews as part of the folklore curriculum in 1975.

Ron Alterovitz

Two major awards for computer science faculty The Scoop

Computer scientists Ron Alterovitz and Mohit Bansal have won prestigious awards for their research.

Digital media

New UNC research center to address 21st-century digital media questions The Scoop

With $5 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Carolina will establish the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life.

Caleb King

Physician-entrepreneur to lead convergent science efforts The Scoop

Caleb Kimball King (B.A. chemistry ’82), a physician and global entrepreneur, has been named executive director of convergent science.

Vivienne Benesch

PlayMakers’ Benesch is Broadway bound The Scoop

Vivienne Benesch, producing artistic director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, will make her Broadway directorial debut next spring.

Joanne Garrett and her husband, Peter, are longtime fans of PlayMakers Repertory Company. Some of their first dates were to PlayMakers performances.

Lifelong love of theater leads alumna to support PlayMakers’ artistic director The Scoop

Joanne Garrett and her husband, Peter, have created an endowment to fund PlayMakers' producing artistic director position.

Ann Rankin Cowan’s latest gift will establish a fund to support high-impact research.

Seed funding will bolster innovative research projects in psychology The Scoop

Fund will support research in addiction, stress, and mental and behavioral disorders.

Rosalynn Carter, former President Jimmy Carter and Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford answer questions during a 2018 Habitat build project in Indiana.

Seven life-changing virtues, from the CEO of Habitat for Humanity Chapter & Verse

"Our Better Angels," includes a foreword by former President Jimmy Carter.