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UNC’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 590 was named best small detachment in the Southeast. (photo by Kristen Chavez)

UNC’s Air Force ROTC named best small detachment in Southeast The Scoop

UNC’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 590 was recently named best small detachment in the Southeast region. The Southeast Region encompasses 38 detachments in nine states and Puerto Rico.

Photo of the Old Well with spring flowers blooming in March 2018 by Donn Young.

Carolina Quoted The Scoop

When national and international media need experts to comment on and analyze news and trends, they turn to Carolina faculty and alumni.

Dean Kevin Guskiewicz (left) celebrated Alex Yong and Wendi Sturgis’ gift at Carolina’s For All Kind campaign kickoff in October. The couple’s support benefits scholarships, the Learning and Writing Center and diversity initiatives in the department of computer science. (photo by Jafar Fallahi)

Learning and Writing Center gift helps ensure students’ success The Scoop

In addition to significant planned gifts to the College that benefit scholarships, technology and innovation in the Learning and Writing Center, and diversity initiatives in the department of computer science, couple Alex Yong and Wendi Sturgis have created an immediate-use fund for the Learning and Writing Center.

Kate Caldwell Nevin (left) with Mary Lawson Burrows ’20 and Molly McNairy at a reception for the Ackland Art Museum exhibition, “Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment.” (photo by SP Murray)

Caldwell family gift will encourage collaboration between American studies, Ackland Art Museum The Scoop

When the Caldwell family decided they wanted to give back to UNC-Chapel Hill — a place that left a lasting impression on each of them — it made sense that their gift would revolve around American studies and the arts.

Patrick Dougherty poses in front of one of the stickwork sculptures outside of Ackland Art Museum.

Winning Words: The stickwork artist Tar Heels Up Close

Patrick Dougherty says when you’re trying to elicit feelings and emotions through art, “that’s not unlike creating a great novel.”

Elizabeth Taylor smiles on a couch in Graham Memorial

Winning Words: The health care advocate Tar Heels Up Close

English alumna Elizabeth G. Taylor values the power of language as a national nonprofit director who advocates for access to health care.

From left, Andre Ward, Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman prepare to call an HBO World Championship Boxing card.

Winning Words: The sports announcer Tar Heels Up Close

Emmy Award-winning sports announcer Jim Lampley tells young people interested in his profession that “in live television commentary, it’s all about language skills.”

photo of open books with a cup of coffee on a table and flowers surrounding the books and coffee

Explore more: New books by College faculty and alumni Chapter & Verse

Looking for new books for your bookshelf? Explore these new books by faculty and alumni of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Evana Bodiker in the Music Library Glass Room in Wilson Library.

“Blue Morpho” Chapter & Verse

Evana Bodiker is a senior pursuing majors in English and religious studies and a minor in creative writing. “Blue Morpho” is one of the poems featured in her new poetry collection, Ephemera.

John and Maree Townsend

A plan and a partnership: $10 million gift supports strategic initiatives The Scoop

John and Marree Townsend’s commitments to UNC-Chapel Hill over the years have been both plentiful and purposeful — and none more so than their most recent $10 million gift to the College of Arts & Sciences to establish the Townsend Family Strategic Initiatives Fund and the Marree Shore Townsend Fellowship in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

Video preview: 'Step Right Up'

‘Step Right Up’ to Dougherty’s sculpture Videos

Patrick Dougherty’s latest stickwork sculpture, “Step Right Up,” has its home outside the Ackland Art Museum. Dougherty, who received a bachelor’s in English in the College of Arts & Sciences in 1967, later returned to UNC’s art department for post-graduate work in 1981 and 1982.

Video preview: A Love for Latin Rhythm

Love for Latin Videos

You never know where you’ll end up when you follow your passions. For music professor Steve Anderson, his passions have led him to the Dominican Republic on multiple occasions.

Video preview: Faculty on Research: Kathleen Harris

Adolescent Health Videos

Sociologist Kathleen Harris discusses Add Health, the largest study on adolescent health that also looks at the social and biological determinants on health and health behavior.

Video preview: 10 years of the FedEx Global Education Center

FedEx Global Center Videos

In honor of the FedEx Global Education Center’s ten year anniversary, this film highlights two values important to the centers, institutes, and offices within the Center: Nelson Mandela’s humanitarian ideals and the importance of languages in international education.

Video preview: Keepers of the Coast

Coastal Keepers Videos

To better protect coastal communities, researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill are teaming up with researchers from Oregon State to conduct studies on North Carolina’s sand dunes. How do they grow? How do they change over time? What environments promote dune growth?