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225 Years of Carolina: The College

As dean, Kevin Guskiewicz is dedicated to keeping the College of Arts & Sciences “strategic, bold and student-focused.”
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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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Connecting, doing and making

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a five-year initiative that promotes experiential learning in its theme of “Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making.”
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'Step Right Up' to Dougherty's sculpture

Patrick Dougherty's latest stickwork sculpture, "Step Right Up," has its home outside the Ackland Art Museum. Dougherty, who received a bachelor's in English in the College of Arts & Sciences in 1967, later returned to UNC's art department for post-graduate work in 1981 and 1982.
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Minor sets the stage

The Writing for the Screen and Stage Program at Carolina is an interdisciplinary writing program housed in the communication department. As a two-year minor, it offers undergraduate students, from all disciplines, the unique opportunity to focus specifically on the craft of dramatic writing and is designed for those considering writing careers in theatre, film, television or the web.
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Water over the bridge

Every single day, all over the world, the sea creeps up the coastline, and the distance between the top of the water and the bottom of bridges decreases, eliminating the possibility of shipping traffic for global freight to get under those structures. UNC American studies professor Rachel Willis is developing global ideas and solutions to help port communities cope with the impact of climate change.
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Faculty on Research: Kathleen Harris

Sociologist Kathleen Harris discusses Add Health, the largest study on adolescent health that also looks at the social and biological determinants on health and health behavior.
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FedEx Global Education Center

In honor of the FedEx Global Education Center’s ten year anniversary, this film highlights two values important to the centers, institutes, and offices within the Center: Nelson Mandela’s humanitarian ideals and the importance of languages in international education.
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A Love for Latin Rhythm

You never know where you'll end up when you follow your passions. For music professor Steve Anderson, his passions have led him to the Dominican Republic on multiple occasions.
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The Keepers of our Coast

To better protect coastal communities, researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill are teaming up with researchers from Oregon State to conduct studies on North Carolina's sand dunes. How do they grow? How do they change over time? What environments promote dune growth?
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Reef - Sleep - Repeat

In December, graduate students from the UNC Department of Marine Sciences spent 10 days transplanting corals on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in southern Belize. The data they collect from this research could impact coral reef conservation efforts in the future.
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Chemistry Bicentennial

Carolina chemistry is celebrating its 200th birthday. A key secret to reaching this venerable milestone and achieving an international reputation has been to invest in generations of promising young scientists and to provide them with the tools they need to thrive. Today, young scholars continue to work alongside foundational members of the department.

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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