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Nightscape of Shenzhen

Guiding China’s Gilded Age: Helping a giant rethink its urban upheaval Features

City and regional planning professor Yan Song is helping China rethink its urban upheaval. She directs UNC’s Program on Chinese Cities in the Center for Urban and Regional Studies.

Rachel Myrick

A Liberal Arts Rhodes: The road for senior Rachel Myrick leads to Oxford Tar Heels Up Close

Senior Rachel Myrick will head to Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship after graduation to pursue a master’s in international relations, with a focus on the causes and consequences of ethnic conflict.

Dennis Whittle

A World of Good: Social entrepreneur encourages UNC to make a difference Tar Heels Up Close

Religious studies alum Dennis Whittle founded GlobalGiving, an online markeplace where donors can fund do-good projects around the world. Now he advises Caroilna students on social entrepreneurship ventures.

Callie Brauel

Q&A with Dennis Whittle, co-founder of GlobalGiving Tar Heels Up Close

This Q&A interview supplements an alumni profile feature on Dennis Whittle (religious studies ’83), co-founder of

Tom Jensen (holding the office's pink Christmas tree) is pictured with UNC alums and PPP staff and interns, from left, Dustin Ingalls '07, Lauren Hovis '13 and Jim Williams '03.

No. 1 Pollster: Alum’s firm named most prolific, accurate in the U.S. Tar Heels Up Close

Public Policy Polling (PPP) is considered one of the top and most accurate polling organizations in the U.S. Tom Jensen (political science and history ’06) is director of PPP and oversees daily operations.

Sounds of War book cover cropped

College Bookshelf Spring 2013 Chapter & Verse

New College books feature World War II music; the science of love; the 2012 Presidential election; Medgar Evars and Martin Luther King Jr.; Birmingham jazz; a tale of two sisters; Southern writers and artists; productivity and procrastination; and more.

etali Lodaya, Heidi Kim and Emily Jack in the N.C. Collection Gallery in Wilson Library

Learning 2.0: Hands-on research, interactive technology and community engagement Features

Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are experimenting with new ways of teaching and learning.

Students take notes in the introduction to entrepreneurship class.

Intro to entrepreneurship: Spreading seeds of creative thinking to 300-plus students Features

Everything about this new entrepreneurship class was unusual. It focused on making a difference in the world. Professors told the students it was OK to fail. Instructional technology and a star lineup of guest speakers engaged students in new ways.

Jeannie Loeb and Elizabeth Jordan in a classroom

Interactive Instruction: Psychology 101 blends online work, discussion, games Features

Psychology 101 is a blended classroom, where class time and space are allotted to a blend of teachable moments and exercises, rather than one extended lecture.

etali Lodaya, Heidi Kim and Emily Jack in the N.C. Collection Gallery in Wilson Library

When literature and history leap off the page Features

Heidi Kim believes in having her students create projects that connect literature and history and stretch beyond the walls of the University.

A student team in the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl.

What’s your dilemma? New course trains coaches for national ethics bowl Features

A new philosophy course trains undergraduates as coaches for high school ethics bowl teams. UNC will host a National High School Ethics Bowl this spring.

Malinda Maynor Lowery

Learning about Lumbees: Historian connects students’ research to Robeson County Features

Students in Malinda Maynor Lowery’s class are exploring the history and stories of Lumbee and Tuscarora people in their Robeson County homeland.

Pat Pukkila

Champion of Undergraduate Research: Pat Pukkila has transformed the Carolina experience Features

Biology professor Pat Pukkila has infused undergraduate research into the fabric of the Carolina campus. She retires this June.

Della Pollock with Gladys Pendergraph-Brandon

Classroom is community for Professor Della Pollock Features

Professor Della Pollock founded the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History in the historically black community of Northside in Chapel Hill.

Kelly Hogan teaches

Biology lecturer inspires a ‘spirit of inquiry’ in her students Features

Kelly Hogan teaches a biology 101 class that enrolls nearly 400 students. But she is constantly striving for new ways to make that big class seem small.