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Change Agents: Tar Heels navigate a better tomorrow


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Jeannie Loeb NSF grant

NSF grant will strengthen faculty mentoring in STEM The Scoop

A grant from the National Science Foundation will promote more effective faculty mentoring for women and underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Bill Ferris

Two Grammys for Bill Ferris The Scoop

Bill Ferris, the Joel R. Williamson eminent professor emeritus of history, won two Grammy Awards at a February ceremony in Los Angeles.

Lauren Gullet

Two gifts boost Chancellor’s Science Scholars program The Scoop

Two generous contributions to the Chancellor’s Science Scholars program will enable more students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Lucas Meachem video

Baritone Lucas Meachem shares his craft at Carolina Videos

Grammy-winning opera singer Lucas Meachem works with Carolina students during master classes as an artist-in-residence with UNC-Chapel Hill’s department of music.

Video of Jonthan Reckford, May 2019 Commencement Speaker

Jonathan Reckford Commencement Speaker Videos

Jonathan T.M. Reckford, who graduated from Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1984, will deliver the Commencement address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Spring Commencement on May 12, 2019.

Grammy-winning folklorist and professor Bill Ferris with his recording equipment.

Professor, folklorist and Grammy winner: Bill Ferris Videos

Carolina professor emeritus of history and folklorist William Ferris looks back on his career and his recent nomination for two Grammy awards. His box set, “Voices of Mississippi,” which features decades of his recordings and films and was produced by Dust to Digital, is nominated for Best Historical Album and Best Liner Notes. Photos and audio are from the William Ferris Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Micah Daley-Harris helps a baseball player analyze his stats.

Taking the classroom to the diamond Videos

Statistics major Micah Daley-Harris is taking what he’s learning in the classroom to provide cutting-edge analytics for the Carolina baseball team. Read more at