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Zac Rhyner

A life of service

Carolina senior and decorated military veteran Zac Rhyner urges students to step outside their comfort zones in pursuit of their dreams Decorated military veteran Zac Rhyner ’19 is the recipient … Continued

Spring 2019



Elizabeth Frankenberg

Helping communities

Elizabeth Frankenberg is applying lessons from her research on disaster recovery in Indonesia to hurricane-affected communities in the Tar Heel State. Alumna Elizabeth Frankenberg ’86 has come full circle. As … Continued

Spring 2019



Christian Lundberg

Think, speak, argue

Christian Lundberg teaches students the valuable skills of how to think critically, communicate effectively and negotiate conflict. During a time when public dialogue is increasingly fractured, the work of Christian … Continued

Spring 2019



Cynthia Sturton

Carving out a niche

Cynthia Sturton has found her place researching computer hardware security. Now she’s helping the next generation of computer scientists find theirs. In 2018, the public was made aware of a … Continued

Spring 2019



A stack of Magic Tree House books

A magical life

For 27 years, Carolina alumni Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne have taken children on journeys across time and space through The New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House chapter … Continued

Spring 2019



Closeup of Randall Kenan, who said it is gratifying “to see the lights come on” in students’ faces. (photo by Donn Young)

Master storyteller

Creative writing professor Randall Kenan, recently inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, is proud to be part of the “writingest state.” When Randall Kenan ’85 learned that … Continued

Fall 2018



Tamlin Pavelsky with Landsat images of the Alaska coast and the Tanana River in his office in Mitchell Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (photo by Dan Sears)

Plotting a watery map of the world

An early appreciation of rivers and lakes in his childhood home in Alaska fuels geologist Tamlin Pavelsky’s passion to understand water storage in lakes around the globe. How much water … Continued

Fall 2018



Joe Kwon

‘It feels like a celebration’

For Avett Brothers’ cellist Joe Kwon, the music keeps calling him back. Joe Kwon ’02 believes in the connection between art and science, calling them “blood relatives.” Music is very … Continued

Fall 2018



Meredith Emery sits in the Art Lab, behind her are stone slabs with her photographs pasted on top.

Emotional Environment

When Meredith Emery accompanied geography researchers to photograph them conducting fieldwork, she couldn’t believe the amount of litter strewn along streambeds and forest lines. Now she’s sharing these images through … Continued

Fall 2018