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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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Conference unites Jane Austen fans, scholars

An annual conference brings together Jane Austen fans, scholars and others to celebrate the author and her works, engaging in academic discussions, author talks and a Regency ball.
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Igniting a global spark in students

Michael-Bryant Hicks '96 created a scholarship that supports first-generation students of color to participate in a University study abroad program.
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New College initiatives tackle difficult topics

Under the leadership of Interim Dean Terry Rhodes, the College of Arts & Sciences launched two new initiatives this fall.
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Mellon funding supports environmental humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to study coasts, climates and the environmental humanities.
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Psychology gift will support high-impact research

Fund will support research in addiction, stress, and mental and behavioral disorders.
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Gift supports PlayMakers' artistic director

Joanne Garrett and her husband, Peter, have created an endowment to fund PlayMakers' producing artistic director position.
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PlayMakers’ Benesch is Broadway bound

Vivienne Benesch, producing artistic director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, will make her Broadway directorial debut next spring.
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Physician-entrepreneur to lead convergent science efforts

Caleb Kimball King (B.A. chemistry ’82), a physician and global entrepreneur, has been named executive director of convergent science.
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New UNC research center

With $5 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Carolina will establish the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life.
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Two major awards for computer science faculty

Computer scientists Ron Alterovitz and Mohit Bansal have won prestigious awards for their research.
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Oral History Fieldwork: #Throwback Photo

Students conduct interviews as part of the folklore curriculum in 1975.

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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