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Discovering a new fundamental underwater force

A team of mathematicians from UNC-Chapel Hill and Brown University has discovered a new fundamental underwater force.
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University adds new Korean studies major

Thirteen years after 23 students enrolled in the first Korean language class at Carolina, the University has added a major in Korean studies.
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Meaning of emotions may differ across the world

Psychology researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill studied languages around the world and found that the meaning of emotions may differ across speakers of different languages.
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A virtual museum of ancient N.C. history

Ancient North Carolinians is a new virtual museum that raises awareness of the 15,000-year history of North Carolina’s indigenous populations.
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Mellon-funded fellows develop new public humanities projects

The inaugural class of Humanities Futures undergraduate fellows began work this spring as part of the Humanities for the Public Good initiative.
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Estimating the global extent of river ice loss

A new study from UNC-Chapel Hill researchers found that annual river ice cover will decline by about six days for every one degree Celsius increase in global temperatures.
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#Throwback: Happy 100 years, sociology

Sociology marks its centennial birthday this year.
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Transformational gift to fund sports medicine complex

A transformational gift from Don and Billie Stallings will fund the physical expansion of current University programs dedicated to sports medicine, sport-related traumatic brain injury and concussion research, and create the Stallings-Evans Sports Medicine Complex.
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Countering antisemitism

“Topics in Jewish Studies: Confronting Antisemitism” is a new, one-credit-hour course that takes a broad look at antisemitism in history, our contemporary world and on campus.
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Sharing Jewish life and culture across the state

Barry and Jan Schochet created a fund to share Jewish life and culture throughout the state.
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Bringing sociology to the business world

Lindsay Guzowski established a graduate student excellence fund to support graduate students in sociology who are pursuing careers outside of academia — just like she did.
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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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