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The Frog Family: The Pfennigs dig amphibians. Plus: The Lion of Greenlaw; Sleuths in the Archives and more.


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Lindsay Guzowski

Bringing sociology to the business world — and beyond The Scoop

Lindsay Guzowski established a graduate student excellence fund to support graduate students in sociology who are pursuing careers outside of academia — just like she did.

Jodi Magness discusses her Huqoq mosaics research at Wayne Community College.

Sharing Jewish life and culture across the state The Scoop

Barry and Jan Schochet created a fund to share Jewish life and culture throughout the state.

Rhodes, who had served as interim dean since February 2019, became dean of the College of Arts & Sciences on March 1 (photo: Kristen Chavez).

Terry Rhodes is handed the baton Features

Brava! to the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Terry Rhodes, at the piano, plays music with three students

Working together Letter from Dean

In its 227-year history, Carolina has witnessed a number of events that rocked the world, from world wars to the Spanish flu of 1918. Whatever challenges lie ahead, I am confident that we will rally as Tar Heels have always done.

Ruth von Bernuth guest-teaches the 'Countering Antisemitism' class

Confronting antisemitism The Scoop

“Topics in Jewish Studies: Confronting Antisemitism” is a new, one-credit-hour course that takes a broad look at antisemitism in history, our contemporary world and on campus.

Emily Wallce, Elizabeth Engelhardt and Bernard Herman pose with their books.

Good eating and good reading Chapter & Verse

From Appalachia to Virginia’s Eastern Shore to Southern roadside eats, three books by Carolina writers celebrate food, glorious (Southern) food.

Closeup photo of Christopher Armitage gesturing and teaching in the classroom. (photo by Donn Young)

The Lion of Greenlaw Features

After teaching for 53 years at Carolina, professor Christopher Armitage turns the page on his next chapter.

Video preview of the NSF's feature on Karin and David Pfennig's research

Tiny toad offers big potential for research on plasticity Videos

The National Science Foundation features research by Karin and David Pfennig and their research projects on spadefoot toads.

Preview of video about Chris Suggs

Meet a Tar Heel: Chris Suggs, Class of 2021 Videos

Service has been a hallmark of Chris Suggs’ teenage years in his hometown of Kinston, North Carolina.

Preview for video about TEAM ADVANCE

Supporting and advancing women faculty Videos

Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM) ADVANCE promotes accessible, equitable and effective mentoring across the University, with emphasis on supporting women of color and women in STEM fields. Read more at

Preview for video about Tai Huynh

UNC-Chapel Hill senior takes on role in local government Videos

As senior Tai Huynh begins his final semester at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he’ll be splitting time between his computer science courses and serving the Town of Chapel Hill as a Town Council member.

A student sits at a desk looking at a large archival book of ancient handwriting.,

Sleuths in the Archives Features

Students in an Honors undergraduate seminar spent last semester trying to understand how the University survived financially, in part, from the sale of enslaved people.

Research is a family affair for Karin and David Pfennig, who often take their daughters Katrina (sitting) and Elsa with them on fieldwork trips to Arizona. (photo by Megan May)

The Frog Family Features

Every summer, biologists Karin and David Pfennig, along with their daughters, conduct fieldwork on spadefoot toads.

Mike Egan posing in a football stadium

Legal Falcon Tar Heels Up Close

Mike Egan oversaw construction of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, host of the 2019 Super Bowl.