A job well done

November 17, 2017

Bob Miles traveled a great distance 17 years ago when he left the University of Glasgow in Scotland where he was a sociology professor to become the first full-time director of Carolina’s Study Abroad Program. Under his leadership, the program has come a long way.

Native narratives

November 17, 2017

Carolina may be the oldest public university in the nation, but its 224 years are just a sliver of the history of this area. Now, the University prepares to tell the story of the first people who lived here.

UNC-Chapel Hill trustees honor four with prestigious Davie Awards

November 17, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to four alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” Three of the recipients are alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Go with the Flow

November 14, 2017

Streambeds act as natural water filters by trapping particles and pollutants. To better understand the dynamics of these small yet complex systems, a UNC hydrologist is creating (and clogging) her own stream.

Higher Ed Hierarchy

November 10, 2017

Students across the United States graduate with, on average, $30,000 of student loan debt, which can take years — sometimes decades — to pay off. How this affects the Latino community, specifically, is an under-reported story. But the UNC Center for Community Capital has partnered with UndiosUS in an effort to change that.

A Day in the Life of a Dolphin Researcher

November 7, 2017

Since she was 14 years old, Liah McPherson has studied the lives of wild dolphins. This past summer, the freediving fanatic and UNC junior worked as a field assistant for The Wild Dolphin Project in the northern Bahamas — home to … Continued

Scaling Up a Place-Based Employment Program: A Jobs Plus Evaluation

November 7, 2017

Jobs Plus is an initiative of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that aims to provide employment services, offer earned income, and build community support for work among people in public housing developments. A new interim report examines the launch of Jobs Plus and the progress made getting staff in place, building partnerships, and structuring the program.

‘Finding strength through creative means’

November 3, 2017

Jack Davis, a political science major, created the Superhero Project last year to pair UNC Children’s Hospital patients with Carolina students and local artists to create superheroes modeled after the children. The initiative is designed to empower them to be strong when they feel weak.

Women in Science: Q&A with Morgan Yapundich

November 3, 2017

Senior Morgan Yapundich is an undergraduate researcher majoring in chemistry within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on pharmacological experiments that will shed light on how a drug induces cellular death in cancer cells.