Tar Heels Up Close

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Think, speak, argue

Christian Lundberg teaches students the valuable skills of how to think critically, communicate effectively and negotiate conflict.
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Out of Bounds on the Silk Road

In this online magazine extra, author and alumna Kate Harris talks with us about her new travel memoir, "Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road."
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A life of service

Carolina senior and decorated military veteran Zac Rhyner urges students to step outside their comfort zones in pursuit of their dreams.
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Carving out a niche

Cynthia Sturton has found her place researching computer hardware security. Now she’s helping the next generation of computer scientists find theirs.
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A magical life

For 27 years, Carolina alumni Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne have taken children on journeys across time and space through The New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House chapter book series.
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Lost and found on the Silk Road

On a bicycle journey across the “world’s oldest superhighway,” writer-wanderer Kate Harris sought out ancient routes and a world not yet paved over.
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Helping communities

Elizabeth Frankenberg is applying lessons from her research on disaster recovery in Indonesia to hurricane-affected communities in the Tar Heel State.
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The champion

Travis Tygart ’93 is the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and on Sports Illustrated’s list of the 50 “Most Powerful People in Sports.”

Inside This Issue

Change Agents: Tar Heels navigate a better tomorrow

Letter From the Dean

Interim Dean Terry Rhodes is delighted that this issue is devoted to Carolina students, faculty, staff and alumni who are making the world a better place in ways large and small.

Give to Carolina

UNC faculty couple Liesbet Hooghe (left) and Gary Marks have created a bequest to provide crucial support for political science graduate students. They credit the contributions such students have made to their research.


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