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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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James Leloudis

A cyclic history Chapter & Verse

North Carolina’s voting rights battles are America’s struggles in microcosm, a new book says.

JJ Bauer teaches to a webcam in her office.

The Great Pivot Features

When classes once again shifted to remote delivery in fall 2020, faculty across the College of Arts & Sciences say they were better prepared for it.

Serhan Ziya’s research on allocating medical resources achieved new urgency during COVID-19.

A pandemic shapes a modeler’s research vision Features

Professor Serhan Ziya is applying his expertise in operations research to help hospitals and emergency departments during the current pandemic.

Video: Tyree Daye

Miss Mary Mack Introduces Her Wings, a poem by Tyree Daye Videos

Creative writing associate professor Tyree Daye reads “Miss Mary Mack Introduces Her Wings” from his new book of poems, Cardinal (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). Read a profile on Daye in the fall 2020 issue.

Photo of Jennifer Morton

Supporting ‘strivers’ Tar Heels Up Close

Philosopher Jennifer Morton focuses on grit, resilience and effective ways to support disadvantaged college students.

Daniel Matute at his microscope in his home lab.

Resilient mindsets Tar Heels Up Close

Biologist Daniel Matute studies a trait often found in our planet’s hardiest organisms: resiliency.

Klaus Mayr with recording equipment outside the Chapel Hill Public Library.

Listening in Tar Heels Up Close

A senior in geography and history uses audio storytelling to enlighten and engage.

Ben Kaiser standing in the Morehead Observatory

A MythBusters approach to life Tar Heels Up Close

For up-and-coming astrophysicist Ben Kaiser, a desire to figure things out for himself has led to a career investigating the far reaches of our universe.

Joe Puccio at his laptop.

Creative computing Tar Heels Up Close

Entrepreneur Joe Puccio ’16 developed an app to help students plan their class schedule. Coursicle now has 400,000 users across the United States and Canada.

Jim Winston with his children Aiden and Hunter in the mountains of western North Carolina.

New initiative will study technology and the adolescent brain The Scoop

The Winston Family Initiative will put Carolina’s department of psychology and neuroscience at the forefront of brain development and technology research over the next three years.

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Summer Bridge helped a pediatrician get a solid start at Carolina The Scoop

Leon Livingston ’91, a pediatrician in Memphis, Tennessee, credits a UNC program called Summer Bridge with helping him jumpstart his academic career.

Pablo Durana on a bridge high above Mount Bute in British Columbia

#Throwback: 30 issues, 15 years The Scoop

Durana was featured on our first magazine cover in fall 2005, when a Burch Fellowship led him to bicycle across China.

A woman walks a dog.

Overcoming Zoom fatigue The Scoop

Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, “Zoom fatigue” is a growing problem. Now, more than ever, physical and mental health are important.

Photo of Kotch and Melzer

Two take on new humanities roles The Scoop

Seth Kotch has been named director of the Southern Oral History Program. Ashley Melzer has been tapped to lead the College’s Humanities for the Public Good initiative.