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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.
November 19, 2014 Dear College Faculty and Staff: Following Dean Karen Gil’s message to you earlier today, I am writing to express my own message of gratitude and admiration for Dean Gil. Over the past year, as a member of my Cabinet representing our largest academic department, Dean Gil has done a great job helping me to understand the strengths … Continued
Researchers in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and at Northeastern University have revealed a much more complex and nuanced picture of the impact of climate change on corals: Moderate increases in ocean acidification and warming surprisingly appears to benefit corals, while extreme changes harm them.
Musicologist Annegret Fauser of UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences has won two major awards for her book, “Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II” (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Nine recently selected Phillips Ambassadors were honored at the annual Phillips Ambassadors fall dinner, held at the Carolina Inn on Nov. 4. The students, all University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates, were awarded a $5,000 scholarship each for study abroad in Asia during the Spring 2015 semester. The students will be studying throughout Asia, including China, Hong Kong, … Continued
Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students, Alison Domonoske ’15 and Josh King ’14, were awarded the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Fellowship awards by the advocacy organization WomenNC. Founded in 2009, WomenNC is a non-profit organization focused on leading North Carolina’s youth in the elimination of injustice against women and girls at home … Continued
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Nov. 4 welcomed Joanna Newman, vice-principal (international) at King’s College London, for her first visit to Chapel Hill. Newman was joined by Chris Payne, head of the King’s USA Office. Chancellor Carol L. Folt, who visited King’s in March to formally extend the schools’ partnership, welcomed the delegation at the FedEx … Continued
Through a new documentary photography project, UNC marine ecologist and Ph.D. student Clare Fieseler captures female scientists who break stereotypes. Her goal is to inspire young women to pursue STEM careers. National Geographic produced a feature VIDEO on her efforts.