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Happy 75th Birthday, Institute of Marine Sciences


In celebration of its 75th anniversary, director Rick Luettich discusses the mission of the Institute of Marine Sciences, how the institute evolved and why the research produced through the institute is vital to North Carolina.



Happy 75th Birthday, Institute of Marine Sciences

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, director Rick Luettich discusses the mission of the Institute of Marine Sciences, how the institute evolved and why the research produced through the institute is vital to North Carolina.


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Two women in Regency regalia stand talking at the Ackland Art Museum at the Jane Austen event.

Jane Austen Summer Program: Back in all its Regency glory

The Jane Austen Summer Program returned this year after a hiatus due to COVID-19. The symposium for fans of the 19th-century English author participated in an interactive mystery, writing and costuming workshops, film screenings, a Regency ball, a Sunday tea and more.

Phillips Ambassador students gather for a group picture in formal attire

Sixteen undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors for study in Asia

Sixteen undergraduate students and one Ph.D. student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Summer and Fall 2022 study abroad programs across Asia.

UNC-Chapel Hill's campus at spring time

Loftin named University Manager of the Year

Beverly Loftin, business manager in the department of physics and astronomy and applied physical sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences, was named the 2022 University Manager of the Year.

Rachel Noble at IMS works in the water doing her research.

75 years of research and service

As the institute celebrates its 75th anniversary, director Rick Luettich discusses the mission of the Institute of Marine Sciences, how the institute evolved and why the research produced through the institute is vital to North Carolina.

Students in masks sit at a table and work on a project in the applied physical science minor.

New minor teaches major skills in engineering, entrepreneurship

Students in the new applied sciences and engineering minor are equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset and the engineering skills to thrive in both industry and graduate school.

A black and white photo of Blair Kelley standing outside surrounded by trees.

Blair L.M. Kelley to lead Center for the Study of the American South

Blair L.M. Kelley, a noted scholar of Black history and the African American experience, will be the next director of the Center for the Study of the American South and co-director of the Southern Futures Initiative.

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New Outer Banks poles illustrate flood risk from storm surge

Brightly colored poles have been placed at 27 locations around the Outer Banks, from the Town of Duck to Hatteras Village, including at beach and sound access points, town halls and the ferry terminal to warn people of storm surge. Rick Luettich, the head of UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City, said climate change has raised sea levels and made the water warmer, making flooding more prevalent and allowing hurricanes to form and strengthen faster. “What tends to cause the most damage, the most loss of life, and the hardest to recover from is the water,” Luettich said.

 

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Events

UNC Summer Jazz Workshop

The free concerts in the UNC Summer Jazz Workshop return June 20-24. Highlights include the 360 Degree Jazz Initiative CD release concert, the Caribbean Connections Band, the Kate McGarry/Baron Tymas Quartet, a Salsa Band dance party and a Final Friday student concert. Various locations.

 
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By the Numbers

17,000+
undergraduate students
2,000+
graduate students
43
academic departments and curricula, 115 undergraduate programs of study
9
graduate programs ranked in the top 30 by U.S. News & World Report
$127
million in research funding
89%
of College students participate in a research-intensive course
85%
of all undergraduate hours at Carolina are taught by College faculty
65%
participate in a first-year seminar