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Portrait of Edie and John Summey

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

In a lesson pulled from more than 40 years of teaching marketing, John Hood Summey ’62 knew that he wanted to make a positive impact on the world using a … Continued

Spring 2022



Headshot of Latonya Brown-Puryear

Former Summer Bridge alumna pays it forward

“To whom much is given, much is required.” This is what Latonya Brown-Puryear always remembers her father saying. The physician took his words to heart when she endowed a scholarship … Continued

Spring 2022



Group of Mackenize gap year fellowship students

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

Do you ever wish you could take time off to travel the world for a year? Thanks to the Mackenzie Family Global Gap Year Fund, some Carolina students are doing … Continued

Spring 2022



Karla Slocum with a mask on sitting at a table speaking

‘The climate of our College community matters’

Karla Slocum became the College’s first associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion last July. She is the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy in the department of … Continued

Spring 2022



Students play

NEH grant will help develop critical games studies minor

Courtney Rivard, a teaching associate professor in the department of English and comparative literature, was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project, “Integrating Storytelling … Continued

Spring 2022



A group of three people sitting around a table during a meeting

AAU award will support development of STEM teaching evaluation models

The Association of American Universities has selected five STEM departments at America’s leading research universities, including the department of biology in the College of Arts & Sciences, to host demonstration … Continued

Spring 2022



Headshot of Peter Hansen

Economist forecasts omicron’s infectiousness

Remember alpha, the first COVID-19 variant? Alpha put the world on alert that mutations can change everything we thought we knew — within mere weeks — about what to expect … Continued

Spring 2022



A photo of Ront Freeman in a lab

Sugar-coated test takes advantage of COVID-19’s sweet tooth

An interdisciplinary team led by scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of California, San Diego have designed a rapid and sensitive lateral flow assay that has the potential to … Continued

Spring 2022



Headshot of Chris Clemens

Clemens named UNC’s chief academic officer

Chris Clemens, Jaroslav Folda Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, was named UNC provost — the University’s chief academic officer — in February. Clemens joined the physics and astronomy department … Continued

Spring 2022



Headshot of Kennedy Miller

Senior music and English major named Marshall Scholar

Kennedy Miller, a senior studying vocal performance and English, has been named Carolina’s 22nd Marshall Scholar. The prestigious scholarship funds graduate studies in any field in the United Kingdom. A … Continued

Spring 2022