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Sarah George-Waterfield wore this button dress she crafted for an innovative Ph.D. dissertation project to her May doctoral hooding ceremony.

Text and textile

A Ph.D. student’s innovative dissertation weaves together scholarship, fabric and storytelling in an immersive art installation. Sarah George-Waterfield (Ph.D. ’19) fell in love with colorful West African fabrics while serving … Continued

Fall 2019


Kipp Williams

Non-binary code

A Chancellor’s Science Scholar is helping to diversify the computer industry by building a visible community of LGBTQ professionals in the coding world. More than 300 LGBTQ students from universities … Continued

Fall 2019


Bill Rohe and Michael Webb

Affordable housing may be a click away

UNC scholars will develop an app to help low-income families find affordable homes in  better neighborhoods. Bill Rohe has 35 years of experience researching affordable housing; Michael Webb has worked … Continued

Fall 2019


Ronit Freeman

Master of adaptation

Ronit Freeman’s research crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and has potential applications in diagnostics, drug delivery and more. For children and adults with life-threatening respiratory disorders, standard medical protocol often calls for … Continued

Fall 2019


Virginia Spivey Coleman, 96, has been a member of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club for over 50 years. (photo courtesy of Virginia Coleman)

Secret science

UNC alumna was among “The Girls of Atomic City” who worked on the development of the first atomic bomb. Virginia Spivey Coleman (chemistry ’44) remembers vividly the day a recruiter … Continued

Fall 2019


Monica Parham says diversity can’t “stick” without inclusion, which makes people feel engaged and valued and creates a sense of belonging. (photo courtesy of Monica Parham)

Driving change at Uber

Monica Parham ’90 leads diversity and inclusion efforts at the multinational technology company based in San Francisco. Interning for a summer in the British House of Commons. Swimming in a … Continued

Fall 2019


Marina Greenfeld (left) and Gabrielle Calvocoressi pored over issues of Southern Cultures to select 16 poems for a celebratory chapbook. (photo by Donn Young)

A bounty of good poems

Co-edited by a creative writing professor and an undergraduate student, a chapbook celebrates 25 years of Southern Cultures quarterly. When Gabrielle Calvocoressi began co-editing the poetry collection Bounty Everlasting, created … Continued

Fall 2019


Keshav Patel

Two gifts boost Chancellor’s Science Scholars program

Keshav Patel ’19 is finishing an honors thesis in mathematics. Lauren Gullet ’20 spends many afternoons collecting and analyzing data in Carolina’s Institute of Trauma Recovery. Daniela Alfaro ’22 plans … Continued

Spring 2019


Bill Ferris

Two Grammys for Bill Ferris

The pinnacle of many academic careers arrives with a Nobel Prize recognition in Sweden, but for William Ferris, that highlight moment came in California. Ferris, the Joel R. Williamson eminent … Continued

Spring 2019


Jeannie Loeb NSF grant

NSF grant will strengthen faculty mentoring in STEM

A project led by researchers at Carolina will receive nearly $1 million in funding over the next three years from the National Science Foundation to promote more effective faculty mentoring … Continued

Spring 2019