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Vicki and David Craver

New gift from the Craver family

Vicki ’92 and David Craver ’92 have made a transformative commitment to establish the Craver Family Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Jesse Alan Moorefield pictured with a mask on in a control booth

Lights on the Hill

Lights on the Hill, a new monthly website feature highlighting College people who are putting service at the forefront, was launched in January.
Screenshot of the Carolina tracker web site desktop view

Researchers launch resource for pandemic recovery

The Carolina Tracker project is a website offering day-to-day information on how North Carolinians’ lives have changed since the onset of the pandemic.
photo of a laptop and a global map

Carolina Away research course

Carmen Huerta-Bapat is helping students get involved in research on campus with the new course “Contemporary World Problems.”

Depression and anxiety among students worsen during pandemic

First-year college students are reporting symptoms of depression and anxiety significantly more often than they were before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a UNC study.
Photo of both Rhodes winners: Peter Andringa and Sarah Mackenzie

Carolina alumni named Rhodes Scholars

Peter Andringa and Sarah Mackenzie are Carolina’s 50th and 51st Rhodes Scholars.
family dining with adult health and aging study by August de Richelieu pexels

$38.2 million NIH grants will support study of adolescent-to-adult health

The Carolina Population Center has received two grants that together will fund a new wave of Add Health.
Purple flowers on tree branches in front of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 25, 2020.

Three College professors named AAAS fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has tapped three College faculty members as fellows.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Lecture draws parallels between post-Reconstruction and today

Henry Louis Gates Jr. was the spring 2021 Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor.
Joe Flora, past president of the Thomas Wolfe Society speaks at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Dedication in 2006.

#Throwback: Wolfe’s wing alights anew

The Thomas Wolfe memorial was relocated to near New East in 1972. Thirty-four years later, it was placed in a memorial courtyard near Greenlaw Hall.
Donald Haggis holds a copy of

A doctor’s love of ancient medicine leads to gift for classics department

When Maury Hanson died at age 100 last spring, he bequeathed an unrestricted planned gift to the department of classics and to University Libraries.
Chloe Russell in her Steele Building office. (photo by Donn Young)

‘We’re here to champion each student’s individual story’

Chloe Russell (B.A. journalism and mass communication ’07) was named associate dean for academic advising in September.
Nancy and Doug Abbey

New gift endows speaker series promoting constructive public discourse

$8 million gift to fund Abbey Speaker Series in the UNC Program for Public Discourse.
Spring 2021 cover

Inside This Issue

Science Without Silos: Collaboration begets innovation. Also inside: Studying oceans apart; An entrepreneurial mindset; Next acts. View a reader-friendly flipbook.

Portraits of Terry Rhodes, Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, taken on September 9, 2019 in Chapel Hill, NC (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/UNC-Chapel Hill).

Letter From the Dean

On March 1, 2020, I was named dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, after serving a year as interim dean. I had no idea how radically the world would shift before the month was even over.

Donald Haggis holds a copy of

Give to Carolina

When Maury Hanson died at age 100 last spring, he bequeathed an unrestricted planned gift to the department of classics and to University Libraries.

"It was a very pleasant surprise," said Donald Haggis, professor and chair of the classics department. “This comes as a welcome gift for a number of reasons.”

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