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Cover of the spring 2022 Carolina Arts & Sciences features Nikki Salazar, an undergraduate student, in Barcelona, Spain.

Re-opening the World: Study Abroad’s COVID playbook. ALSO INSIDE: Pollution-cleaning plastics. Tackling tough subjects. Pandemic parallels.

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In this screenshot, Professor Juan Alamo stands at the Old Well.

Where words fail, music speaks Videos

For most of his life, Juan Álamo has used music to connect to and communicate with others. As a skilled marimba player, he uses his talent and passion to teach the next generation of musicians to do the same.

In this screenshot, undergraduate students do research in the water. One stands in the water making measurements, two are on shore.

A classroom on the Core Sound Videos

More than a dozen Tar Heels spent last semester on the coast taking classes and conducting real-world research on a new issue impacting the barrier islands of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

The words "Cherokee" are written in white on a blue patterned background.

The sanctity of Cherokee Videos

As a result of systemic oppression, there are fewer than 200 native Cherokee speakers in North Carolina. To keep the language alive and pass it to the next generation, UNC-Chapel Hill researcher and Eastern Band Cherokeean citizen Benjamin Frey has teamed up with computer scientists Mohit Bansal and Shiyue Zhang to create a new translation model and grow the literary library of works available in Cherokee.

Karla Slocum with a mask on sitting at a table speaking

‘The climate of our College community matters’ The Scoop

Karla Slocum became the College’s first associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion last July.

Group of Mackenize gap year fellowship students

Gap year fellowship provides a means for students to see and serve the world The Scoop

Carolina parents Doug and Shawn Mackenzie, through their family foundation, have enabled the College of Arts & Sciences to partner with the Campus Y to support the Global Gap Year Fellowship.

UNC Summer Bridge group with Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Former Summer Bridge alumna pays it forward The Scoop

Summer Bridge is a six-week transition program that helps incoming first-year students adjust to Carolina by providing academic enrichment, community building, and co-curricular and experiential learning activities.

Portrait of Edie and John Summey

Two adventurists create their legacy with undergraduate honors and study abroad scholarships The Scoop

The Honors Carolina Scholarship Fund will provide four years of support to undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Photo of Cape Lookout

Places in My Heart Chapter & Verse

Excerpt from "North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky" (UNC Press) by Bland Simpson.

A piece of strawberry shortcake on a scalloped plate.

Strawberry shortcakes with sorghum whip Finale

KC Hysmith, a Ph.D. candidate in American studies who is also a writer, food historian, recipe developer and photographer, shares her recipe for strawberry shortcake.

Endings and new beginnings Letter from Dean

Dean Terry Rhodes shares her reflections and celebrations during her time as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

A headshot of Brandi Brimmer

‘I have to find their voice, I have to find their stories’ Tar Heels Up Close

Historian Brandi Brimmer explores the social networks that helped enslaved people survive.

A headshot of Miyuki Hino

Building community resilience to climate change Tar Heels Up Close

Miyuki Hino is helping residents and civic officials find creative ways to deal with the impact of flooding and rising sea levels.

Water pours into a short glass. Spilled water is all over the table.

Can sustainable plastics clean our plastic-polluted water? Features

UNC researchers across disciplines are harnessing the power of a new plastic to remove pollutants from drinking water. Their work just got a significant boost from the state legislature...