Two adventurists create their legacy with undergraduate honors and study abroad scholarshipsThe Honors Carolina Scholarship Fund will provide four years of support to undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Former Summer Bridge alumna pays it forwardSummer Bridge is a six-week transition program that helps incoming first-year students adjust to Carolina by providing academic enrichment, community building, and co-curricular and experiential learning activities.
Gap year fellowship provides a means for students to see and serve the worldCarolina parents Doug and Shawn Mackenzie, through their family foundation, have enabled the College of Arts & Sciences to partner with the Campus Y to support the Global Gap Year Fellowship.
NEH grant will help develop critical games studies minorCourtney Rivard’s NEH grant will support a yearlong curricular development and faculty training program on teaching with games. The grant will lead to the development of a critical games studies minor.
AAU award to support STEM teaching evaluation modelsThe Association of American Universities has selected five STEM departments at America’s leading research universities, including the department of biology to host demonstration projects in the evaluation of undergraduate teaching.
Economist forecasts omicron’s infectiousnessBuilding on statistical methods from econometrics Peter Hansen built a model to estimate the infectiousness of new COVID viral variants and better predict case numbers once a new variant emerges.
Sugar-coated test takes advantage of COVID-19’s sweet toothAn interdisciplinary team led by scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of California, San Diego have designed a rapid and sensitive lateral flow assay that has the potential to become the gold standard for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Clemens named UNC’s chief academic officerChris Clemens, Jaroslav Folda Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, was named UNC provost — the University’s chief academic officer — in February.
Inside This Issue
Re-opening the World: Study Abroad's COVID playbook. ALSO INSIDE: Pollution-cleaning plastics. Tackling tough subjects. Pandemic parallels. Click on the magazine cover to view a reader-friendly flipbook.
Letter From the Dean
It is bittersweet for me to realize that this is my last dean’s message for Carolina Arts & Sciences as I prepare to retire at the end of the semester, wrapping up 35 wonderful years of service to UNC-Chapel Hill.
Give to Carolina
John Summey and his late wife, Edie, knew they wanted to help students succeed for generations to come. As lifelong adventurists, they endowed two scholarships to support undergraduate Honors students and study abroad. "We greatly valued the high quality of education we received and the experiences we had at Carolina," John said.