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Life-changing lessons from a beloved professor Spring 2024

Inspired by memories in and beyond the classroom, a group of alumni work to honor the late professor Kimball King.

Mark Katz sits cross-legged on a table in the UNC Beat Lab, surrounded by beat-making equipment.

Celebrating 10 years of hip-hop cultural diplomacy program Spring 2024

Mark Katz, the John P. Barker Distinguished Professor of Music, founded the Next Level initiative to build a global community through hip-hop culture.

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Parker receives Jefferson Award, one of UNC’s highest honors Spring 2024

Institute for the Arts and Humanities Director Patricia Parker accepted the award in honor of Sally Hemings, a woman Thomas Jefferson enslaved, and Ella Baker, a civil rights leader.

Two students work together at a table solving an engineering problem.

Two new degrees offered in applied sciences, data science Spring 2024

The department of applied physical sciences will offer its first undergraduate degree this fall. The College will also offer a new B.A. in data science; the B.S. will be in the School of Data Science and Society.

A bush with bright pink flowers, behind which a campus building and several students walking is visible.

Inaugural leader and new minor for School of Civic Life and Leadership Spring 2024

The new School of Civic Life and Leadership has appointed former Duke University professor Jed Atkins as dean and director and has designed a new multidisciplinary minor to offer students of all majors training in the humanities and civic and scientific literacy.

Headshot of Kimmy Hansen, who's wearing a shirt that says "Bald Head Island Conservancy"

The tree keeper Spring 2024

Graduate student Kimmy Hansen is analyzing the impact of future development on the tree canopy of Bald Head Island, a North Carolina barrier island that boasts the second-largest maritime forest in the state.

An American flag flies in front of South Building

Carolina Asia Center trains Fort Liberty soldiers Spring 2024

UNC faculty provide soldiers meaningful expertise in Asian language, culture and history.

Charles Milton Shaffer Jr. with his family (names in photo caption) in front of a bronze statue of a baseball player.

Gift to support philanthropy fellow is a fitting legacy for devoted Tar Heel Spring 2024

The Charles M. Shaffer Jr. Distinguished Fellow in Philanthropy Fund, established in honor of a late Carolina alumnus and philanthropist, will support the work of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program in pursuit of giving back.

Members of the book club stand lined up side by side outside in a field, facing the camera.

Lives guided by great books Spring 2024

The new Weldon Thornton Memorial Teaching Award and Society will affirm the central place of the humanities in the arts and sciences tradition that has long defined a Carolina education.

Astronaut Zena Cardman in full gear inside a space shuttle

Astronaut Zena Cardman to deliver Spring Commencement address Spring 2024

The NASA astronaut and Tar Heel will address the Class of 2024 ahead of her first space flight later this year.

Abigail Knight (left) and Sidney Wilkerson-Hill standing outside a nondescript UNC building

Sloan fellowships awarded to two Carolina chemists Spring 2024

Abigail Knight and Sidney Wilkerson-Hill, assistant professors in the department of chemistry in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, have been awarded 2024 Sloan Research Fellowships, among the most prestigious awards given to early-career scientists.

Bernard Boyd and Bill Farthing stand at an archaeological excavation site, with two other members of the dig and a red wheelbarrow visible in the background.

Majoring in a ‘life of meaning and purpose’ Fall 2023

Coming to Carolina was an easy decision for Bill Farthing ’70 (J.D. ’74). Almost 60 years later, it was another easy decision to give back to the place where he spent his first four years at UNC: the department of religious studies.

Headshot of Kathleen Mullan Harris at her desk, holding a textbook and sitting in front of her computer.

$25.3 million to study Alzheimer’s disease risks Fall 2023

A team of UNC and Duke researchers has received a $25.3 million grant from the National Institute of Aging to study the potential risks for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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Giovanello named associate dean for research and innovation Fall 2023

Kelly Giovanello, the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience, has been named the College’s new associate dean for research and innovation.

Exterior of the FedEx Global Education Center, the building's sign in the foreground.

Slavic center receives National Resource Center designation Fall 2023

The Center for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at UNC has been designated as a National Resource Center for language and area studies by the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education office.