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Illustration of New East for the Department of City and Regional Planning's 70th anniversary

Honoring legend, marking a milestone The Scoop

When faculty, alumni and students gather in April to mark the 70th anniversary of the department of city and regional planning, they will also celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the department’s founding members, F. Stuart Chapin Jr.

Kirsten Consing

$3.7 million gift endows the Karen M. Gil Internship Program in Psychology The Scoop

An anonymous couple has committed $3.1 million in permanent funding for student stipends and program support, plus $600,000 in funding to continue the Gil Internship program.

A large group of people pose for a photo taken September 1949 aboard the French Liner SS De Grasse

Celebrating 40 years The Scoop

In this remarkable photo taken in September 1949 aboard the French Liner SS De Grasse, a young Carolina graduate at the beginning of his distinguished academic career sits in the front row.

Neal McTighe holds Nello's Sauce while laughing at Weaver Street Market

A love letter to Italy in a jar: Neal McTighe (Ph.D. Italian studies ’07) Features

When you taste a spoonful of Nello’s premium tomato sauce, Neal McTighe wants you to be transported to his Italian great-grandmother Angelina’s kitchen, where she prepared her beloved “gravy” for family members so often that she “wore out the linoleum in front of the stove.”

Peaches Golding in an Austin Healey car

England’s first black High Sheriff: Peaches Golding (biology ’76) Features

From her earliest childhood, Peaches Golding had both a love of science and an international outlook.

Neal Jackson

From NPR lawyer to international photographer: Neal Jackson (political science ’65) Features

You’ll find this quote from French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson on Neal Jackson’s web site: “Photography is nothing — it’s life that interests me.”

Neal McTighe with Nello's Sauce in Weaver Street Market

Reveling in Reinvention Features

Three alumni forge unconventional career paths with their Carolina liberal arts degrees.

Will Jarvis

Entrepreneurial Opportunities Inspire Comic Book Nonprofit Features

Will Jarvis ’16 knew two things from an early age: He wanted to attend Carolina, and he wanted to work in venture capital. He counted on UNC and a liberal arts education to help him develop a life path and the skills to walk it.

Vivienne Benesch

PlayMakers Vivienne Benesch: Creating ‘Richer and Deeper Art’ Features

Vivienne Benesch recently became producing artistic director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Michael Emch

Mapping Infectious Disease Features

Health geographer Michael Emch uses maps to track infectious diseases in the developing world.

Ashu Handa with UNICEF researchers

A Report Card for Poverty Features

UNC public policy professor Ashu Handa learned an early lesson about poverty that inspires his research and field work around the world.

Students work together to construct a telescope in a makerspace

Students Learn to ‘BeAM’ in Telescope-Building Class Features

To see the stars, sometimes you have to start in the basement.

Joseph Megel gives notes after a rehearsal of Silhouettes of Service

Honoring the Unfinished Work Features

The Process Series, which just finished its eighth season, is a very different kind of performance series. Think of it as an arts laboratory, an incubator where works-in-progress are shown to an audience, often for the first time.

Quirky illustration of a cartoony machine/engine

Igniting Creativity Features

These stories show how creativity gets our gears going — how the art of making and creating is valuable to the work of faculty, students and alumni across the arts, humanities and sciences.