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Creativity Hubs announced

UNC’s new Creativity Hubs initiative has announced awards to campus research teams pursuing solutions to two of the world’s most pressing issues.
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Emotional environment

Meredith Emery blends art and science in a multimedia project to change how the public relates to the local environment...
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Environment, ecology and energy

A new interdisciplinary program in Environment, Ecology and Energy, E3P, will leverage the College’s strengths in natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
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Why they serve

Three alumni share why they're passionate in volunteering to the College's advisory boards.
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What does God look like?

A team of UNC psychologists has used a new technique to construct what a large sample of 511 American Christians think God looks like.
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30th in world universities

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 30th in the world and 22nd in the U.S. among global universities.
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Plotting a watery world map

An early appreciation of rivers and lakes in his childhood home in Alaska fuels geologist Tamlin Pavelsky’s passion to understand water storage in lakes around the globe.
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Sacred portals of the Yucatán

An international team of scholars, students and educators, led by two anthropologists, are teaching Mexican schoolchildren about preserving cenotes.
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New neuroscience major

The major is housed in the department of psychology and neuroscience but involves 10 academic departments. It builds on the success of the popular neuroscience minor.
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Carolina Quoted

When national and international media need experts to comment on and analyze news and trends, they turn to Carolina faculty and alumni.
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Climate change threatens marine life

Research from UNC-Chapel Hill and collaborators found that most marine life in marine protected areas will not be able to tolerate warming ocean temperatures caused by greenhouse gas emissions.
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#Throwback, fall 2018

This photo, taken in October 1961, shows the Carolina Playmakers leaving for a road show of The Matchmaker.
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Avett Brothers' Joe Kwon

For Avett Brothers’ cellist Joe Kwon, the music keeps calling him back.
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Scottish Gaelic studies

Visiting lecturer Tiber Falzett will share his love of an endangered language and traditions with Carolina students.
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Letter from the Dean fall 2018

Milestone anniversaries are natural times to reflect on how far we have come and where we want to go. It’s been 2½ years since I became dean and more than a year since we adopted our Synergy Unleashed tag line and launched our strategic plan, A Road Map to Boldness.
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Campaign update

Last fall, UNC-Chapel Hill publicly launched For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina, a $4.25 billion effort to inspire alumni and friends to support Carolina. In this Q&A, Dean Kevin Guskiewicz discusses the College’s progress.
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Celebrating Carolina’s 225th

To celebrate Carolina's 225th birthday, artist and alumnus Will Black created a collage of the University’s most iconic structures and landscape features.
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Environmental alumnae

Liza Schillo and Morgan Zemaitis appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of their Carolina degrees, which fueled their rewarding careers in sustainability and energy.
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$8.6 million for global studies

Five global area studies centers were awarded approximately $8.6 million in competitive federal Title VI funding over the next four years.
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New English concentrations

Seven new concentrations will allow English majors the option to choose a concentration that matches their interests.
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More books, fall 2018

Curl up with a good book: Enjoy new reads by College faculty and alumni, published this fall.
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Convergent science update

With a feasibility plan completed and a collaborative innovation framework being developed and tested, the Institute for Convergent Science and the building...
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Master storyteller

Creative writing professor Randall Kenan, recently inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, is proud to be part of the "writingest state."
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Science, spirituality, synergy in Nepal

In a three-week journey from Chapel Hill to the Himalayas to study the effects of climate change on Buddhist holy lakes, two mathematicians, a marine scientist and a religious studies scholar overcame multiple challenges and proved the value of an interdisciplinary team.
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Cinema in the days of revolution

Nadia Yaqub’s Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution (University of Texas Press) traces Palestinian political filmmaking from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.
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Saving lives through stories

The Southern Oral History Program launches a major research initiative — to collect oral histories in rural North Carolina communities that inform health care research, practice and policy.
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New Gates Cambridge scholar

Will McInerney ’11 has been awarded a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which provides full support for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.
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Memorial fund for Jonathan Hess

Jonathan Hess, professor and chair of the department of Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures, passed away suddenly on April 9. A memorial fund was created in his honor.

Inside This Issue

Two mathematicians, a marine scientist and a religious studies scholar traveled to the Himalayas to study the effects of climate change on Buddhist holy lakes.

Letter From the Dean

This fall, Carolina celebrates its 225th birthday. Milestone anniversaries are natural times to reflect on how far we have come and where we want to go.

Give to Carolina

Last fall, UNC-Chapel Hill publicly launched "For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina," a $4.25 billion effort to inspire alumni and friends to support the bold vision of Carolina for generations to come. In this Q&A, Dean Kevin Guskiewicz discusses the College’s progress in the campaign.

 

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