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Three cheers for our Winter Graduates!


Seniors, we celebrate you! Stay tuned to the College website all week as we publish profiles on some of your fellow graduates.

Winter Commencement will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Dean E. Smith Center. The keynote speaker is Daniel Wallace, the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English and former director of the creative writing program.



Three cheers for our Winter Graduates!

Seniors, we celebrate you! Stay tuned to the College website all week as we publish profiles on some of your fellow graduates.

Winter Commencement will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Dean E. Smith Center. The keynote speaker is Daniel Wallace, the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English and former director of the creative writing program.


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Meghan Paschall stands in a hospital room at UNC Hospitals.

Preparing for the next step

Graduating senior Meghan Paschall has spent her time at Carolina studying science and working as a CNA in UNC Hospitals to prepare herself for a future career in medicine.

Tyler Vaughan leans back in his chair in a Carolina blue office. His laptop is open on his desk. Behind him are bookshelves and a globe.

Serving his country and Carolina

When senior Tyler Vaughan graduates this month, he will do so as a newly commissioned Marine second lieutenant and a new dad.

Angela Nguyen stands, smiling, in the middle of Kenan Stadium.

Dream job, dream degree

Carolina has helped Angela Nguyen realize her career and academic goals. At age 45, this first-generation college student will walk across the Winter Commencement stage, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “Reading Medieval Ruins: Urban Life and Destruction in Sixteenth-Century Japan” by Morgan Pitelka.

A winter view of the Old Well as seen through the branches of a holly tree with red berries.

Newest distinguished professors, fall 2022

More than half a dozen faculty members received one of the highest honors the University can bestow. Two are in the College.

BEAM staff participate in training on the RYOBI tools.

BeAM enhances capabilities with gift of new RYOBI power tools

RYOBI Tools, a product line known for innovative and versatile design, has outfitted the campus makerspaces with a range of tools and equipment.

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Giving Thanks: The Right Way to Show Appreciation At Work

Sara Algoe, who studies social interactions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is director of the Love Consortium, gives us a crash course in the best practices for showing appreciation and explains why saying thanks is as important for the person giving it as it is for the person receiving it.

 

Read the article at Wall Street Journal podcast "As We Work"


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Winter Commencement Dec. 11, 2 p.m.

The 2022 Winter Commencement will be held on Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m.

Novelist, essayist and illustrator Daniel Wallace will speak to graduates and their guests. Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. He is best known for his novel “Big Fish,” which was adapted as a movie and a Broadway musical.

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undergraduate students
2,000+
graduate students
1,005
faculty members
43
academic departments and curricula,
114 undergraduate programs of study
12
graduate programs ranked in the top 30
by U.S. News & World Report
81%
of all Carolina students graduate with at least one major in the College
$135M
in research funding
85%
of all undergraduate hours at Carolina are taught by College faculty