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Historian of Black experience to lead Center for the Study of the American South

As the next step in an accomplished career of teaching and research, Blair L.M. Kelley will join UNC as a professor and the next director of the Center for the Study of the American South.
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Virtual ‘zine’ highlights Southeast Asian American writers in N.C.

Britney Hong published a virtual magazine that seeks to answer the question: How do American authors from the South use writing to reconcile their intersecting identities?
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How to help endangered monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies are now endangered due to deforestation and localized weather events, but there are steps that members of the public can take to help.
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#Throwback: Innovation celebration

The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship hosted a duct tape-themed innovation challenge in 2017 to celebrate the naming of their program.
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Research on rare N.C. earthquake aids preparation, forecasting

Research performed by Carolina geologist Kevin Stewart and his students in Sparta, North Carolina, contributes to statewide earthquake planning.
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Area studies centers awarded $12 million in federal grants

The U.S. Department of Education will award $12 million to UNC’s six area studies centers, which provide resources, programming and outreach opportunities for the study of specific regions and languages.
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Excavations reveal first known depictions of biblical heroines in Jewish art

A group of researchers and students excavated a Jewish synagogue and found mosaics of religious art that formed an important milestone in Jewish artwork.
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Minor teaches skills in engineering, entrepreneurship

The applied sciences and engineering minor prepares students for a practical application of their skills through five core classes and electives from different science departments.
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College DEI efforts get a boost

Karla Slocum, the College’s new senior associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, has made great progress in bringing the community together since she assumed the position last September.
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Helping faculty break down silos, be part of ‘something bigger’

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Institute for the Arts and Humanities Advisory Board empowers faculty to achieve their full potential by creating community and cultivating leadership.
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Pillar of Chapel Hill community leaves gift to College’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

The Seymour family has established the Dr. Robert E. Seymour Jr. Dean’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund.
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Inside This Issue

In the Field: A summer of discovery for Carolina researchers. ALSO INSIDE: When IDEAs meet action, Meet Dean Jim White, Exploring the multiverse. Click on the magazine cover to view a reader-friendly flipbook.

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Letter From the Dean

Dean Jim White shares what he's been up to since becoming dean of the College in July.

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Give to Carolina

The Seymour family has established the Dr. Robert E. Seymour Jr. Dean’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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