Inside This Issue

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Milestone Moments

Carolina celebrated its 225th anniversary this academic year. The College of Arts & Sciences used the occasion to mark several moments in its own history including its origins in 1795.
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New gifts for Chancellor’s Science Scholars program

Two generous contributions to the Chancellor’s Science Scholars program will enable more students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
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Carolina Quoted, spring 2019

When national and international media need experts to comment on and analyze news and trends, they turn to College faculty and alumni.
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NSF grant strengthens faculty mentoring

A grant from the National Science Foundation will promote more effective faculty mentoring for women and underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
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Monk Family Fund supports internships

Love of family, home and university runs deep for the Monk family, who support entrepreneurship internships in eastern North Carolina.
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Out of Bounds on the Silk Road

In this online magazine extra, author and alumna Kate Harris talks with us about her new travel memoir, "Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road."
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Think, speak, argue

Christian Lundberg teaches students the valuable skills of how to think critically, communicate effectively and negotiate conflict.
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Faculty duo supports grad students

UNC political scientists Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks may be leading experts on European politics, but their greatest legacy will likely be their extensive collaborative work with graduate students.
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Two Grammys for Bill Ferris

Bill Ferris, the Joel R. Williamson eminent professor emeritus of history, won two Grammy Awards at a February ceremony in Los Angeles.
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Entrepreneurship ranking

Undergraduate entrepreneurship education at UNC-Chapel Hill has never been stronger, according to a new national ranking.
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Bridging our silos

The Mellon-funded initiative Humanities for the Public Good is now roughly at its halfway point, with ambitious projects underway and plans for programming extending into 2021.
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More books, spring 2019

Update your bookshelf with these new works by College faculty and alumni
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Overcoming barriers through food

Anum Imran ’21 co-founded Traditional Kitchens, a refugee women-led cooperative cookery, to provide an opportunity for women to share their stories through food.
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Thorne shares love of science and art

Theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Kip Thorne combines a love of science and art in his work, and he shared that passion with a Carolina audience on Feb. 21.
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Carving out a niche

Cynthia Sturton has found her place researching computer hardware security. Now she’s helping the next generation of computer scientists find theirs.
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Go Anywhere

A new Honors Carolina initiative is high-tech and high-touch.
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From math to mental health

Psychology and neuroscience graduate student Matthew Clayton and his adviser, Mitch Prinstein, conduct studies focused on teen depression.
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Helping communities

Elizabeth Frankenberg is applying lessons from her research on disaster recovery in Indonesia to hurricane-affected communities in the Tar Heel State.
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A View of Two Glaciers

UNC junior Carly Onnink was inspired to write this poem after participating in fieldwork last summer through the Juneau Icefield Research Program.
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#Throwback, spring 2019

This 1942 photo, taken by famed photographer Hugh Morton, shows U.S. Naval Aviation Pre-Flight School instructors participating in a drill.
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Tar Heels’ True North

In casual parlance, “true north” refers to finding the right path on life’s journey. Herein are five stories of Tar Heels who directed their compass toward creating a better tomorrow.
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Change at the top

Carolina gets an interim chancellor and the College an interim dean.
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Gift will help Learning and Writing Center improve access, reach more students

Laura and Mike Grace have made a generous commitment to establish the Learning and Writing Center Relocation Fund.
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Making miracles happen

Since Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld founded MiracleFeet in 2010, the nonprofit organization has worked with clinical partners around the world to treat clubfoot in children.
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A magical life

For 27 years, Carolina alumni Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne have taken children on journeys across time and space through The New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House chapter book series.
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Big wins for English faculty

Faculty members in the department of English and comparative literature have won major awards for their creative work and service to the campus community, the state and beyond.
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A life of service

Carolina senior and decorated military veteran Zac Rhyner urges students to step outside their comfort zones in pursuit of their dreams.
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The champion

Travis Tygart ’93 is the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and on Sports Illustrated’s list of the 50 “Most Powerful People in Sports.”
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Lost and found on the Silk Road

On a bicycle journey across the “world’s oldest superhighway,” writer-wanderer Kate Harris sought out ancient routes and a world not yet paved over.
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Eye-Opening Ice

After spending two months on a research expedition in Alaska last summer, a UNC junior shares her story of field-based discovery.
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The Children of Harvey Milk

Andrew Reynolds explores the power of individuals like Milk in effecting social change and, in turn, public policy, in The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World (Oxford University Press, 2018)
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Examining what divides us

Assistant professor of communication China Medel’s current work focuses on the plight of migrants at the United States’ southern border.
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Letter from the Dean spring 2019

Interim Dean Terry Rhodes is delighted that this issue is devoted to Carolina students, faculty, staff and alumni who are making the world a better place in ways large and small.

Inside This Issue

Change Agents: Tar Heels navigate a better tomorrow

Letter From the Dean

Interim Dean Terry Rhodes is delighted that this issue is devoted to Carolina students, faculty, staff and alumni who are making the world a better place in ways large and small.

Give to Carolina

UNC faculty couple Liesbet Hooghe (left) and Gary Marks have created a bequest to provide crucial support for political science graduate students. They credit the contributions such students have made to their research.

 

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