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Change Agents: Tar Heels navigate a better tomorrow


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The Monk family

Monk Family Fund will support internships in eastern N.C. and beyond The Scoop

Love of family, home and university runs deep for the Monk family, who support entrepreneurship internships in eastern North Carolina.

Bland Simpson receives Edward Kidder Graham award

Big wins for English faculty The Scoop

Faculty members in the department of English and comparative literature have won major awards for their creative work and service to the campus community, the state and beyond.

Students work on projects in the BeAM (Be A Maker) Design Center in Murray Hall

Entrepreneurship education earns top-tier ranking The Scoop

Undergraduate entrepreneurship education at UNC-Chapel Hill has never been stronger, according to a new national ranking.

The Gilkey Trench of Juneau Icefield

Eye-Opening Ice Features

After spending two months on a research expedition in Alaska last summer, a UNC junior shares her story of field-based discovery.

Terry Rhodes smiling in Carolina blue apparel

Following our compass Letter from Dean

Interim Dean Terry Rhodes is delighted that this issue is devoted to Carolina students, faculty, staff and alumni who are making the world a better place in ways large and small.

Harvey Milk panel discussion

New book tracks public shift toward LGBTQ politicians Chapter & Verse

Andrew Reynolds explores the power of individuals like Milk in effecting social change and, in turn, public policy, in The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World (Oxford University Press, 2018)

Wilson Library books

Bookmark this: More books by College faculty and alumni (spring 2019) Chapter & Verse

Update your bookshelf with these new works by College faculty and alumni

Terrestrial stretched out illustration map shows five graphical images representing stories in the cover package: a bridge, a brain, a soccer ball, a cooking pot, a camera and artist's palette and a little mini compass with Old Well at center. (illustration by John Roman)

Tar Heels’ True North Features

In casual parlance, “true north” refers to finding the right path on life’s journey. Herein are five stories of Tar Heels who directed their compass toward creating a better tomorrow.

Closeup shot of students debating

Bridging our silos Features

The Mellon-funded initiative Humanities for the Public Good is now roughly at its halfway point, with ambitious projects underway and plans for programming extending into 2021.

Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld at the MiracleFeet office

Making miracles happen Features

Since Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld founded MiracleFeet in 2010, the nonprofit organization has worked with clinical partners around the world to treat clubfoot in children.

Anum Imran

Overcoming barriers through food Features

Anum Imran ’21 co-founded Traditional Kitchens, a refugee women-led cooperative cookery, to provide an opportunity for women to share their stories through food.

China Medel

Examining what divides us Features

Assistant professor of communication China Medel’s current work focuses on the plight of migrants at the United States’ southern border.

Graduate student Matthew Clayton and his adviser, Mitch Prinstein

From math to mental health Features

Psychology and neuroscience graduate student Matthew Clayton and his adviser, Mitch Prinstein, conduct studies focused on teen depression.

Milestone Moments in the College of Arts & Sciences—an infographic timeline / 1795: Students: 41 Faculty: 3 Departments: 2 Illustration of Hinton James, the first student to arrive at UNC. Illustration from 1935 Yackety Yack yearbook. / 1883: Students: 207 Faculty: 13 Departments: 15 Undergraduate Majors: 4 Graduates: 15 UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates its centennial, confers its first Ph.D. to William Battle Phillips.

Milestone Moments Features

Carolina celebrated its 225th anniversary this academic year. The College of Arts & Sciences used the occasion to mark several moments in its own history including its origins in 1795.

Kip Thorne presents at the Frey Lecture

Nobel laureate shares love of science and art The Scoop

Theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Kip Thorne combines a love of science and art in his work, and he shared that passion with a Carolina audience on Feb. 21.