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Cover of the Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine fall 2021 features three young women in Ecuador standing in front of a volcano. The text on the cover reads: Lessons from the Andes: High-impact research at high altitudes. ALSO INSIDE: Land and sea unite, English at 225, Seeing patterns in data.

Lessons from the Andes: High-impact research at high altitudes. ALSO INSIDE: Land and sea unite, English at 225, Seeing patterns in data.

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Dean Terry Rhodes with two former UNC basketball players.

Carolina beyond the classroom Letter from Dean

Dean's Letter Fall 2021 magazine

Troy Blackburn smiles at the Office for Undergraduate Research celebration.

‘Undergraduate research changed my life’ The Scoop

Troy Blackburn, associate dean of the Office for Undergraduate Research, says research "was the best experience I had as an undergrad."

Claude Clegg, dressed in a suit, sits at his desk and smiles at the camera with a computer screen in the background with a picture of his Obama book cover.

Writing history in real time Chapter & Verse

Claude Clegg's new book on President Barack Obama is a comprehensive account of his early years, his journey to the national stage, his eight years in office -- and beyond.

Understanding the ‘war on terror’ Tar Heels Up Close

An expert on global terrorism uses a long lens to explain what happened in Afghanistan — and what might happen elsewhere.

Clara Yang pictured smiling in a dress in the woods, surrounded by trees and leafs on the ground

Creating sound stories Tar Heels Up Close

Pianist Clara Yang elevates the voices of underrepresented Black and female composers on stage and in the classroom.

Stack of books on a dark black background with a coffee or tea mug sitting on top.

Expand your bookshelf: More books by College faculty and alumni Chapter & Verse

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and cozy up with more good books by College faculty and alumni in this issue.

Mariana Olvera pictured smiling beside her computer showing a mathematical model. She is sitting in front of a whiteboard filled with formulas.

Seeing patterns in the data Tar Heels Up Close

Mariana Olvera-Cravioto uses mathematical models to understand complex topics. She hopes the new data science minor will make data more accessible to students.

A (Really) Big Birthday Bash Features

The department of English and comparative literature celebrates 225 years of rhetoric, writing, film and literature at UNC-Chapel Hill in October.

Raj Panjabi pictured assisting a malnourished child.

Fighting malaria is personal Tar Heels Up Close

Raj Panjabi was tapped by President Joe Biden to lead an initiative seeking to eradicate the mosquito-borne disease worldwide.

Hakeem Smith pictured standing outside of an Amazon fulfillment site with the sign reading in Czech foreign language

The global problem-solver Tar Heels Up Close

Working for Amazon in Prague, Hakeem Smith uses analytical skills gained through UNC’s TransAtlantic Master’s Program.

Lisa Dickey pictured standing in front of an audience lecturing.

The ghostwriter Tar Heels Up Close

Lisa Dickey has collaborated with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, First Lady Jill Biden and other well-known figures to produce best-sellers.

Ryan Smith pictured smiling behind a brick wall background

A drive to serve and achieve Tar Heels Up Close

Chancellor’s Science Scholar Ryan Smith helps make science and technology accessible for underrepresented middle school students.

Alexandra Odum pictured smiling on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus.

Adding nuance to incomplete narratives Tar Heels Up Close

Can pinpointing the right narrative for a documentary lead to addressing the achievement gap in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System?

Photo of a female researcher flying a drone with her back to the camera.

Carolina’s drone lab takes off Videos

Recently launched to provide a hub for innovative drone and sensing technologies at Carolina, CARDNL serves as a collaborative resource for faculty and student researchers to use for a host of research endeavors.

A beaver swims through the water in the screen capture for this video.

Leave it to Beavers Videos

As urban regions in the Southeast continue to grow and develop, harmful pollutants enter nearby waterways more frequently. UNC researchers think one of the best solutions to prevent this may be investments in the habitats of the furry neighbors already in our backyards: beavers.