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Graphic image shows a bridge connecting a city with a graduation cap sitting on top of the bridge. (illustration by John Roman)

Bridging our silos

Students debate real-life ethical issues at the National High School Ethics Bowl, held annually at UNC. (photo by Donn Young) Robyn Schroeder oversees an initiative at Carolina that has the … Read more

Spring 2019

Compass illustration with Old Well in center. By John Roman

Tar Heels’ True North

(Illustrations by John Roman) IN OUR COVER PACKAGE: In casual parlance, “true north” refers to finding the right path on life’s journey. Herein are five stories of Tar Heels who … Read more

Spring 2019

The Gilkey Trench of Juneau Icefield

Eye-Opening Ice

After spending two months on a research expedition in Alaska last summer, UNC junior Carly Onnink shares her story of field-based discovery. The evening light encircled us in a 360-degree … Read more

Spring 2019

Cenote Agua Dulce in Yucatán, Mexico.

Conserving sacred portals of the Yucatán

An international team of scholars, students and educators, led by two anthropologists from UNC-Chapel Hill, are teaching schoolchildren in Mexico about preserving stunning underground formations known as cenotes. Cenotes are … Read more

Fall 2018

On one of the Galapagos Islands, a student points while other students look on.

New name, new emphasis, for environmental program

A new interdisciplinary program in Environment, Ecology and Energy, E3P, will leverage the College’s strengths in natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to teach students how to best manage resources … Read more

Fall 2018

Environment and ecology graduates celebrate outside Murray Hall in spring 2018.

Environmental grads find rewarding careers in sustainability, energy

Alumnae Liza Schillo ’07 and Morgan Zemaitis ’17 appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of their Carolina degrees, an aspect that has fueled their rewarding careers in sustainability and energy. Schillo, who … Read more

Fall 2018

SOHP Director Rachel Seidman. (photo by Donn Young)

Saving lives through stories

The Southern Oral History Program launches a major research initiative — to collect oral histories in rural North Carolina communities that inform health care research, practice and policy. Maddy Kameny … Read more

Fall 2018

Cho Oyu, the sixth tallest mountain on Earth looms large in the background over the village of Gokyo by the shore of lake 3. (photo by Roberto Camassa)

Science, spirituality and synergy in Nepal

Editor’s note: Learn about the researchers’ return journey to Nepal 15 months later here: In a three-week journey from Chapel Hill to the Himalayas to study the effects of … Read more

Fall 2018