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Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine fall 2020 cover

Southern Futures: Diverse voices for a changing region. Also inside: Carolina Pivots; A Poet’s Roots; Pandemic-inspired research and more.

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Karla Slocum (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Black Towns, Black Futures Tar Heels Up Close

Anthropologist Karla Slocum focuses on the historic and contemporary significance of Black communities.

Elijah Heyward wears a yellow vest and hard hat at the construction site for the new International African American Museum in Charleston.

Unvarnished truth Tar Heels Up Close

Alumnus Elijah Heyward is guiding plans for the new International African American Museum on the site of the largest point of entry for enslaved people into the United States.

Richard Watkins holds a 3D printing sample

‘Your only limitation is your own imagination’ The Scoop

Richard Watkins, program coordinator for Chancellor’s Science Scholars (CSS), shares how UNC helped shape his career path and why he invests in the next generation of STEM talent.

Trees in a forest

By Land Finale

Tyree Daye, assistant professor of creative writing, shares his poem "By Land" from his new collection, Cardinal.

Blurry abstract downtown Chapel Hill street scene. You can see the Julians and CVS Pharmacy signs.

Southern Futures: Diverse voices for a changing region Features

Southern Futures is a new campuswide initiative that supports cutting-edge scholarship, creative endeavors and thoughtful conversations across disciplines.

A group of people involved in the Robeson County project sit around a table talking and laughing.

Southern Futures: Voices of resilience and recovery in Robeson County Features

Ph.D. candidate Diamond Holloman leads a Southern Futures project that examines the impact of climate change through the lens of environmental humanities.

A Landscape image of the Matanzas River

Southern Futures: Vulnerable lives on the Matanzas River Features

Anna Hamilton's multimedia project, Matanzas Voices, documents the lives of people along the Matanzas River in St. Augustine, Florida.

Historical marker of ‘Green Valley Pharmacy’ in the historically Black community in Arlington, Virginia.

Southern Futures: Exploring intersections of class and race in Green Valley Features

Moriah James studies the historically Black community of Green Valley in Arlington, Virginia. She wants to highlight the success of local entrepreneurs.

Madd Heartley with ‘Ain’t you got a right to the tree of life?’ book in front of Wilson Library.

Southern Futures: Cultural activism and the fate of Johns Island Features

Madd Heartley turned her interest in folk music into a project that explores the impact of civil rights activists on the development of Johns Island, South Carolina.

Bill Bynum gestures as he talks to someone.

Southern Futures: Chief Hope Officer Features

UNC alumnus William J. “Bill” Bynum leads a family of organizations named HOPE that is working to strengthen some of the South’s most economically distressed communities.

Tyree Daye holds a book and is sitting on the steps outside a building.

A Poet’s Southern Atlas Features

Poet Tyree Daye's newest collection, "Cardinal," explores themes of the Great Migration through his lens as a Black man navigating away from — and returning to — the place he calls home.

Dean Rhodes gives a thumbs up while wearing a Tar Heels face mask.

Our new normal Letter from Dean

Virtual greetings from the first-ever virtual issue of Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine.

Lindsey Jefferies in her Army National Guard uniform.

Mission always, people first Tar Heels Up Close

Alumna Lindsey Jefferies levels her wings, both in the cockpit and out.

Video: Virtually, Viv with Billy Crudup

Virtually, Viv with Billy Crudup Videos

PlayMakers Repertory Company Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch talks with alumnus Billy Crudup (RTVMP ’90) in a new virtual series featuring industry professionals in a “fireside chat” with Benesch.

Video: Dirty Work

Doing COVID-19 Dirty Work Videos

Employing wastewater epidemiology — proven useful in outbreaks of polio and opioid use — UNC microbiologist Rachel Noble is leading a state-wide collaboration tracking novel coronavirus outbreaks across North Carolina, gaining insight that testing individuals does not offer. Read the full story from Endeavors.