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A headshot of Frank Leibfarth

Can sustainable plastics clean our plastic-polluted water?

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. Inventing … Continued

Spring 2022

A headshot of Miyuki Hino

Building community resilience to climate change

Miyuki Hino is helping residents and civic officials find creative ways to deal with the impact of flooding and rising sea levels.  In the face of severe storms and rising … Continued

Spring 2022

A headshot of Brandi Brimmer

‘I have to find their voice, I have to find their stories’

A historian explores the social networks that helped enslaved people survive. Brandi Brimmer was recruited to the department of African, African American and diaspora studies in fall 2021 because of … Continued

Spring 2022

Dean Terry Rhodes with two former UNC basketball players.

Endings and new beginnings

It is bittersweet for me to realize that this is my last dean’s message for Carolina Arts & Sciences as I prepare to retire at the end of the semester, … Continued

Spring 2022

Strawberry preserves on decorated plates and bowls.

Strawberry shortcakes with sorghum whip

This is my family recipe for shortcakes. It’s technically a cream biscuit recipe, but it’s my go-to for last-minute spring and summer desserts with seasonal fruit and a whipped topping. … Continued

Spring 2022

Lookin Off Place Bluff Mountain Ashe County

Places in My Heart

North Carolina, the Old North State, is an ocean wave breaking, a fiddler sawing away in the mountain night, a hundred Ayrshire milk cows lowing in a Piedmont dawn, the … Continued

Spring 2022

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