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The sanctity of Cherokee


As a result of systemic oppression, there are fewer than 200 native Cherokee speakers in North Carolina. To keep the language alive and pass it to the next generation, UNC-Chapel Hill researcher and Eastern Band Cherokeean citizen Benjamin Frey has teamed up with computer scientists Mohit Bansal and Shiyue Zhang to create a new translation model and grow the literary library of works available in Cherokee.
In this screenshot, undergraduate students do research in the water. One stands in the water making measurements, two are on shore.

A classroom on the Core Sound


More than a dozen Tar Heels spent last semester on the coast taking classes and conducting real-world research on a new issue impacting the barrier islands of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.
In this screenshot, Professor Juan Alamo stands at the Old Well.

Where words fail, music speaks


For most of his life, Juan Álamo has used music to connect to and communicate with others. As a skilled marimba player, he uses his talent and passion to teach the next generation of musicians to do the same.
Cover of the spring 2022 Carolina Arts & Sciences features Nikki Salazar, an undergraduate student, in Barcelona, Spain.

Inside This Issue

Re-opening the World: Study Abroad's COVID playbook. ALSO INSIDE: Pollution-cleaning plastics. Tackling tough subjects. Pandemic parallels. Click on the magazine cover to view a reader-friendly flipbook.

Letter From the Dean

It is bittersweet for me to realize that this is my last dean’s message for Carolina Arts & Sciences as I prepare to retire at the end of the semester, wrapping up 35 wonderful years of service to UNC-Chapel Hill.

Edie Summey scuba diving

Give to Carolina

John Summey and his late wife, Edie, knew they wanted to help students succeed for generations to come. As lifelong adventurists, they endowed two scholarships to support undergraduate Honors students and study abroad. "We greatly valued the high quality of education we received and the experiences we had at Carolina," John said.

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