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With the debut of the College of Arts and Sciences’ new website, we also debut our new tag line: Synergy Unleashed. At Carolina, teaching, learning and research are transformative processes by which we invent a better future. There is synergy in pairing diverse and sometimes unexpected disciplines.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered, for the first time, that plants can detect shadows and have identified how they do it, revealing a never-before-understood mechanism for how plants maximize the efficiency of capturing light and by extension, agricultural yield.
Sarah Bonn and John Thorp know all about their chosen instrument’s reputation: It’s small. It can only play a few types of songs. It’s not serious. But with each pluck of the string, the Carolina students work to prove that the ukulele can do far more than audiences think.
Twenty-four faculty members and teaching assistants have been named winners of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2017 University Teaching Awards. The recipients will be recognized during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Pittsburgh on Jan. 31. Chancellor Carol L. Folt also will host a spring banquet to honor the winners in April. The University Committee on … Continued
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s General Alumni Association (GAA) has honored a professor who translates research into real-world innovations and a dean who champions nonpartisan service to the state’s leaders with its 2017 Faculty Service Awards. Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of chemistry, and Michael Smith, dean of the School of Government, received the awards from … Continued
UNC historian Chad Bryant, along with King’s College professors Arthur Burns and Paul Readman, discuss the topic of walking in a new book of essays titled, “Walking Histories: 1800-1914.” Each essay focuses on the historical significance of walking in Great Britain as well as Eastern Europe, Russia, South Asia, and Australia
Senior Karylle Abella: ’95 percent of the ocean is still unexplored – and I’m one of many scientists uncovering a vast unknown’
Senior Karylle Abella is an undergraduate researcher within the UNC College of Arts and Sciences majoring in chemistry, with a minor in creative writing. Her research focuses on the different ways in which carbon is formed and the processes ocean microbes use to break down that carbon.
PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel,” as part of its main-stage season. Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and the Outer Critics Circle awards, this quietly beautiful story explores the struggle of ﬁnding intimacy and purpose while chasing your dreams.The show runs Jan. 25-Feb. 12.