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Fill your bookshelf: New books by College faculty and alumni (fall 2019)

Read a story about Carolina alumnus and Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford’s new book, Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World. The … Continued

Fall 2019



Summer conference unites Jane Austen fans, scholars

Jane Austen’s works have inspired films and television shows, sequels and spin-offs, and even tabletop role-playing games. She and her beloved novels have been celebrated annually with the Jane Austen … Continued

Fall 2019



Interim Dean Terry Rhodes takes a sip from the Old Well on the first day of classes.

Uniquely Carolina

This issue celebrates the tenacity of our first-generation students — and a few of the uniquely Carolina programs that support them during their time on campus. I am enormously proud … Continued

Fall 2019



JJ Bauer

Places and spaces

An updated version of art professor John Allcott’s seminal The Campus at Chapel Hill: Two Hundred Twenty-Five Years of Architecture was published this fall. The 1986 book is filled with … Continued

Fall 2019



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Igniting a global spark in students

“I want to take away any number of fears that may prevent a student — who grew up like me — from studying abroad,” explained Michael-Bryant Hicks ’96. Hicks is … Continued

Fall 2019



Reckoning: race, memory and reimagining the public university

New College initiatives tackle difficult topics

Under the leadership of Interim Dean Terry Rhodes, the College of Arts & Sciences launched two new initiatives this fall designed to foster community and understanding. “Reckoning: Race, Memory and … Continued

Fall 2019



Elizabeth Engelhardt

Mellon funding supports environmental humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $150,000 two-year grant to pilot a consortium of four research institutions and their public partners to study coasts, climates and the environmental … Continued

Fall 2019



Lookout Scholars Briyete Garcia-Diaz, Sara Coello and Hannah Thompson examine a campus map during an orientation scavenger hunt.

Celebrating Carolina Firsts

Carolina has been recognized nationally for its efforts to support first-generation students, who make up about 20% of the undergraduate student population. Among the lauded programs is a study abroad … Continued

Fall 2019



Climate Game-Changers

For thousands of years, the northern Andes Mountains have acted as a carbon sink, preserving organic matter as thick soil. As the planet warms, what will happen to all that … Continued

Fall 2019



Psychology professor Barbara Fredrickson leads a class in “Health and Happiness,” an offering in a set of courses created for the new curriculum known as “Ideas, Information and Inquiry” — or Triple I for short.

Educating to Empower

Carolina builds a new general education curriculum from the ground up, with a new emphasis on the first year, essential skills and experiential learning. Evolutionary, revolutionary, whatever you call it, … Continued

Fall 2019