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Valerie Ashby

Ashby receives alumni faculty service award The Scoop

Valerie Ashby, chair of the UNC chemistry department, received a 2014 General Alumni Association (GAA) Faculty Service Award.

sulphur butterfly

Caterpillars respond to climate change Research, The Scoop

Research by a team of UNC biologists and graduate student shows that some caterpillars are already evolving to cope with climate change.

Andrew Bauer

Entrepreneurship student designs trackable wallet The Scoop

Entrepreneurship student Andre Bauer has designed a wallet with GPS technology designed to prevent theft.

Ari Picker and Nathaniel Claridad in "Metamorphoses." Picker is further back on the stage with a guitar, while Claridad is floating on a tube in a pool of water as part of the stage.

Something in the water at PlayMakers The Scoop

Last fall PlayMakers Repertory Company transformed the Paul Green Theatre into an aquatic wonderland complete with indoor pool for the mythological storytelling of the Tony Award-winning play “Metamorphoses,” presented in repertory with the Shakespearean epic “The Tempest.”

An old newspaper clipping reading: "Six young colored ladies left on the train yesterday evening for Concord to attend school. They were the daughters of E.R. Dudley, I.B. Abbott, John Randolph and Israel Harris."

Lives discovered Features

Details from the lives of black artisans in North Carolina, unseen for more than 100 years, are being discovered by UNC students using digital resources.

David Penn and Dave Roberts and friends celebrate

Making a difference for schizophrenia patients Research, The Scoop

The special mentor-mentee relationship between David Penn and Dave Roberts has led to improving the social lives of schizophrenia patients around the world.

Karen Gil

Experience matters Letter from the Dean

That familiar sea of blue will soon fill Kenan Stadium again, as our latest crop of Carolina graduates takes on the world. This issue of the magazine reminds me about how the practical experiences we give our students during their time at UNC are helping to shape their future lives.

Black and white photograph of a man sitting on Havana's seawall

Reflection at the Malecon Finale

Biology graduate student Abel Valdivia’s stunning photograph at the Havana seawall.

"The Workboats of Core Sound" book cover

College Bookshelf Spring 2014 Chapter & Verse

Remembering Bill Friday, a new collection from Russell Banks, plus books on Eating Asian American, the Southerner’s guide to living a good life, military chaplains and the Vietnam War, the “other Gospels,” politics from Nixon to NAFTA, and more

Kathleen Harris

Teen Health Tracker: Connecting the dots from adolescence to aging Features, Research

Imagine if we had the ability to predict how teens’ health, social experiences, genetic makeup and living environment might influence their physical state later in adulthood. That mission drives the work of sociologist Kathleen Mullan Harris.

Drug Addiction photo illustration of model smoking a crack pipe.

Addiction science: Unraveling clues to addictive behaviors Features, Research

UNC psychology researchers are looking inside the brain and testing clinical interventions to learn how drugs and alcohol affect the brain, and they are designing strategies to help break the cycle of addiction.

Bland Simpson and Mark Katz

They’ve got the beat: Popular music classes teach songwriting, DJ culture Features

Popular music classes taught by professors Bland Simpson and Mark Katz teach songwriting, DJ culture and more.

Joseph Terrell, Jacob Sharp and Wood Robinson outside with their instruments

Mipso: Up-and-coming acoustic trio bleeds Carolina blue Features

The southern string band Mipso, made up of 2013 UNC alums Joseph Terrell on guitar, Jacob Sharp on mandolin and Wood Robinson on double bass, are going to be putting a lot of miles on their Subaru this spring.

Dragon figure

Global Ready: Joint degree from UNC, NUS gives students an edge Features

Carolina took its global education ambitions to a new level in 2007, when the College of Arts and Sciences established an unusual joint degree program with the National University of Singapore, considered among the best universities in the world.

Weiyuan Lake at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong: East meets west in global capital Features

Jashawnna Gladney ’16 had never been out of the country or even flown on an airplane before. Her dream came true last June when she boarded a jet in Raleigh for a 17-hour trip to Hong Kong.