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Giving voice to the marginalized

A graduate student is using digital humanities tools to examine musical recordings from prisons in the American South to bring the true stories of the recordings to light.
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Leader, advocate, entrepreneur

Service is the thread that runs through Chris Suggs’ endeavors, from founding an organization to help teens in his hometown to serving as president of the Black Student Movement at UNC-Chapel Hill.
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Preserving an accurate visual history

An art historian is leading efforts to inform decision-makers about the historical implications of digital reproduction methods, particularly for people of color.
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Molecule maker

Polymer chemist Frank Leibfarth is rethinking plastics, with a focus on sustainability.
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India rising

An international economist is the director of a new initiative that will advance knowledge and understanding of India’s emergence as an economic powerhouse.
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Singing to heal and connect

Carolina alumnus founds Chicago-area choirs for adults with early-stage memory loss.
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Legal Falcon

Mike Egan oversaw construction of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, host of the 2019 Super Bowl.
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Inside This Issue

The Frog Family: The Pfennigs dig amphibians. Plus: The Lion of Greenlaw; Sleuths in the Archives and more. Read this issue as a PDF.

Terry Rhodes, at the piano, plays music with three students

Letter From the Dean

In its 227-year history, Carolina has witnessed a number of events that rocked the world, from world wars to the Spanish flu of 1918. Whatever challenges lie ahead, I am confident that we will rally as Tar Heels have always done.

Jodi Magness discusses her Huqoq mosaics research at Wayne Community College.

Give to Carolina

In partnership with the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and Carolina Public Humanities, Barry and Jan Schochet created the Sidney and Mary Schochet Family Series on Jewish Life and Culture, which supports UNC-Chapel Hill faculty travel to community colleges throughout the state to present their research, particularly on topics related to Judaism.

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