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Unfettered curiosity

Frank Bruni's wide-ranging career began with a stint at The Daily Tar Heel.
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Text and textile

A Ph.D. student’s innovative dissertation weaves together scholarship, fabric and storytelling in an immersive art installation.
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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.
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Affordable housing may be a click away

UNC scholars will develop an app to help low-income families find affordable homes in better neighborhoods.
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Master of adaptation

Ronit Freeman’s research crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and has potential applications in diagnostics, drug delivery and more.
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Secret science

UNC alumna was among “The Girls of Atomic City” who worked on the development of the first atomic bomb.
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Driving change at Uber

Monica Parham ’90 leads diversity and inclusion efforts at the multinational technology company based in San Francisco.

Inside This Issue

Celebrating Carolina Firsts: National honors for first-gen efforts

Letter From the Dean

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

Give to Carolina

Davie Hall is home to the department of psychology and neuroscience. Ann Rankin Cowan’s latest gift will establish a fund to support high-impact research in the department.


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