Professor, folklorist and Grammy winner: Bill FerrisCarolina professor emeritus of history and folklorist William Ferris looks back on his career and his recent nomination for two Grammy awards. His box set, "Voices of Mississippi," which features decades of his recordings and films and was produced by Dust to Digital, is nominated for Best Historical Album and Best Liner Notes. Photos and audio are from the William Ferris Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Jonathan Reckford to deliver Commencement addressJonathan T.M. Reckford, who graduated from Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1984, will deliver the Commencement address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Spring Commencement on May 12, 2019.
Baritone Lucas Meachem shares his craft at CarolinaGrammy-winning opera singer Lucas Meachem works with Carolina students during master classes as an artist-in-residence with UNC-Chapel Hill's department of music.
'Step Right Up' to Dougherty's sculpturePatrick 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.
Minor sets the stageThe 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.
Water over the bridgeEvery 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.
Faculty on Research: Kathleen HarrisSociologist 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.
FedEx Global Education CenterIn 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.
A Love for Latin RhythmYou 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.
The Keepers of our CoastTo 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?
Reef - Sleep - RepeatIn 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.
Chemistry BicentennialCarolina 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
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.