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Text on left: Leading with her Heart: Shayna Hill. Former Employee Forum chair and Massey Award winner Shayna Hill has tirelessly advocated for University staff during a difficult period. Hill is manager for the department of statistics and operations research or STOR. Photo on the right: Shayna Hill on campus.
Frank Leibfarth smiling on the left and an inforgraphic of popular science to the right

Frank Leibfarth joins Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 of 2021

Frank Leibfarth, assistant professor of chemistry, was selected to join Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” roster of 2021. The Brilliant 10 roster recognizes 10 early-career scientists and engineers across the nation who have the potential to transform the world with their innovative approaches to key issues.


View of fall color at the Bell Tower. Photo by Donn Young.

New faculty to study health and wellness in communities of color, U.S. slavery

New faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences will work across disciplines to study health and wellness in communities of color. In addition, two faculty will focus on issues of U.S. slavery and will work closely with the health and wellness faculty.


Ashley Dos Santos wears a mask in the BeAM makerspace.

#GDTBATH: Ashley Dos Santos

Senior Ashley Dos Santos knew that Carolina’s makerspaces were where she belonged even before she was officially a Tar Heel. Now an active member in the Be A Maker Network, she’s working to bring the world of making to more students.


2021-22 Shuford Innovators in Residence: From left with photos, first row: Soltan Bryce: Healthcare, Eric Campbell, venture capital, Courtney Couch, entertainment, Hannah Elly, marketing. Second row, left to right, Dezbee McDaniel, healthcare, Shruti Shah, e-commerce, Dedren Sneed, technology.

Shuford Innovators-in-Residence to share diverse expertise and experiences with students

Seven new Shuford Innovators-in-Residence, all Carolina alumni, will support students in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship through academic lectures, professional development initiatives, mentoring opportunities and candid conversations across campus.


Molly Worthen moderated “Democracy and Public Discourse,” a 90-minute discussion hosted by the UNC Program for Public Discourse on Sept. 14. (Donn Young)

Discourse or discord?

A panel of faculty experts for “Democracy and Public Discourse” discussed polarization in today’s political landscape. The UNC Program for Public Discourse is in the College of Arts & Sciences.


The outside of a BeAM makerspace lab on campus, with a student working at a desk.

The wondrous world of Carolina’s makers

At BeAM — Carolina’s coalition of makerspaces — all are welcome and empowered to design, create and make, for any reason.


UNC-Chapel Hill's bell tower on a bright, sunny day

Carolina ranks fifth among national public universities for 21st consecutive year

U.S. News & World Report names UNC-Chapel Hill best value among public universities for 17th time.


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