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You’re invited to a big bash in fall 2021

We asked prolific author Daniel Wallace to help us generate excitement for a big birthday; English was first taught to students in 1795
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).

One year in

It has been inspiring to see the way our faculty and staff rose to the crisis and went the extra mile for our students over these past 13 months.

A seat at the Round Table

Tracy Deonn’s debut young adult novel brings Arthurian legends and magic to Carolina’s campus
A stack of books in front of a muted background.

Read more books: Additional offerings by College faculty and alumni

Add these new books by College faculty and alumni to your reading list.
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.
Jim Tanner

A champion for athletes

Jim Tanner is certified as an agent by the NBA and has represented multiple former Tar Heels as clients.
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.
Rebecca Darwin smiles and holds a copy of Garden & Gun magazine.

Publishing pioneer

Alumna Rebecca Wesson Darwin redefined Southern magazines with the award-winning Garden & Gun.
Michael Sparks warms his hands at the top of Mount Fuji (black and white photo).

Through a filmmaker’s lens

Watching the sunrise on Mount Fuji is among the memorable experiences in senior Michael Sparks award-winning film about his trip to Japan.
Sierra Roark at her office desk at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum.

If plants could talk

Sierra Roark seeks to tell a more inclusive history by studying plant remains and the medicinal uses of plants in the South.
Rahima Benhabbour holds an AnellO PRO, a 3D printed intravaginal ring.

Rethinking drug delivery systems

Rahima Benhabbour’s innovative medical devices have the potential to benefit marginalized women around the globe.
Adam Versényi works in his office, with a blurred effect around him.

Students, an ocean apart, study drama and the plague

An international online course connects students from three universities to explore how theater-makers can adapt, recover and thrive amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vivienne Benesch in the Paul Green Theatre next to a display showing a script to introduce Edges of Time.

All Too Human

Amid a global pandemic, when other theaters were shutting down, PlayMakers Repertory Company programmed its first virtual season.
Jiayi Bao and Abhisekh Ghosh Moulick at a staircase in Abernethy Hall.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

New faculty in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship are helping students learn how to turn opportunity into possibility.
Waves crash against a barrier on the Outer Banks.

Building resilience for storm-battered N.C.

A diverse team of researchers is addressing the long-term impact of extreme weather.
Samantha Pattenden, Paul Dayton and Sunny Kasoji wear lab coats and masks in the Triangle Biotechnology lab in Research Triangle Park.

Jump-starting startups

Two up-and-coming companies are receiving support through the KickStart Accelerator in the Genome Sciences Building.
Rachel Bangle works in the laser lab with a mask on and pulsing lights around her.

Chasing sunlight

UNC-Chapel Hill chemists are leading an effort to make next-generation liquid fuels directly from sunlight and air.
Rachel Bangle adjusts a device in the laser labs in Murray Hall. Bright blue lights reflect, against a warm orange glow.

Where Science Meets Solutions

Interdisciplinary faculty research designed to tackle compelling problems is finding support from the Institute for Convergent Science in the Genome Sciences Building on campus.
Oswaldo Estrada, holding his notebook, in his office in Dey Hall.

IAH fellows explore race and place

The first two faculty to receive IAH Race, Memory, and Reckoning Initiative funding are Oswaldo Estrada, professor of romance studies, and John Sweet, associate professor of history.
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.”

Give Now

Connect With Us!

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You’re invited to a big bash in fall 2021

We asked prolific author Daniel Wallace to help us generate excitement for a big birthday; English was first taught to students in 1795
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).

One year in

It has been inspiring to see the way our faculty and staff rose to the crisis and went the extra mile for our students over these past 13 months.

A seat at the Round Table

Tracy Deonn’s debut young adult novel brings Arthurian legends and magic to Carolina’s campus
A stack of books in front of a muted background.

Read more books: Additional offerings by College faculty and alumni

Add these new books by College faculty and alumni to your reading list.
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.
Jim Tanner

A champion for athletes

Jim Tanner is certified as an agent by the NBA and has represented multiple former Tar Heels as clients.
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.
Rebecca Darwin smiles and holds a copy of Garden & Gun magazine.

Publishing pioneer

Alumna Rebecca Wesson Darwin redefined Southern magazines with the award-winning Garden & Gun.
Michael Sparks warms his hands at the top of Mount Fuji (black and white photo).

Through a filmmaker’s lens

Watching the sunrise on Mount Fuji is among the memorable experiences in senior Michael Sparks award-winning film about his trip to Japan.
Sierra Roark at her office desk at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum.

If plants could talk

Sierra Roark seeks to tell a more inclusive history by studying plant remains and the medicinal uses of plants in the South.
Rahima Benhabbour holds an AnellO PRO, a 3D printed intravaginal ring.

Rethinking drug delivery systems

Rahima Benhabbour’s innovative medical devices have the potential to benefit marginalized women around the globe.
Adam Versényi works in his office, with a blurred effect around him.

Students, an ocean apart, study drama and the plague

An international online course connects students from three universities to explore how theater-makers can adapt, recover and thrive amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vivienne Benesch in the Paul Green Theatre next to a display showing a script to introduce Edges of Time.

All Too Human

Amid a global pandemic, when other theaters were shutting down, PlayMakers Repertory Company programmed its first virtual season.
Jiayi Bao and Abhisekh Ghosh Moulick at a staircase in Abernethy Hall.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

New faculty in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship are helping students learn how to turn opportunity into possibility.
Waves crash against a barrier on the Outer Banks.

Building resilience for storm-battered N.C.

A diverse team of researchers is addressing the long-term impact of extreme weather.
Samantha Pattenden, Paul Dayton and Sunny Kasoji wear lab coats and masks in the Triangle Biotechnology lab in Research Triangle Park.

Jump-starting startups

Two up-and-coming companies are receiving support through the KickStart Accelerator in the Genome Sciences Building.
Rachel Bangle works in the laser lab with a mask on and pulsing lights around her.

Chasing sunlight

UNC-Chapel Hill chemists are leading an effort to make next-generation liquid fuels directly from sunlight and air.
Rachel Bangle adjusts a device in the laser labs in Murray Hall. Bright blue lights reflect, against a warm orange glow.

Where Science Meets Solutions

Interdisciplinary faculty research designed to tackle compelling problems is finding support from the Institute for Convergent Science in the Genome Sciences Building on campus.
Oswaldo Estrada, holding his notebook, in his office in Dey Hall.

IAH fellows explore race and place

The first two faculty to receive IAH Race, Memory, and Reckoning Initiative funding are Oswaldo Estrada, professor of romance studies, and John Sweet, associate professor of history.
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.”

Give Now

Connect With Us!

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