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On the left on orange background: Curiosity Ignited. Jessica Wolfe is drawn to obscure writers and scholars who have made critical and long-lasting contributions to the literary world, but are often overlooked. Their histories and works drive her creativity and curiosity — and have inspired her to write her first-ever biography.
Samuel Zahn

Junior Samuel Zahn has been selected as a 2021 Truman Scholar

Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.


Slocum named new associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion

Karla Slocum has been named the College of Arts & Sciences’ new associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, effective July 1. 


Heidi Kim in the library stacks peers around the corner. (photo by Steve Exum)

Celebration, community, curiosity

Heidi Kim, director of Carolina’s new Asian American Center, discusses how the center’s first few months went during the pandemic, the rise in anti-Asian racism and violence nationally and locally, and a resulting “silver lining” for the center.


The Old Well on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 8, 2021. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Nineteen graduate students at UNC receive NSF fellowships

Nineteen graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill have received prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for 2021.


Enrique Toloza

Alumnus Enrique Toloza awarded the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

The fellowship supports graduate study for students who are either immigrants or children of immigrants who demonstrate creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment.


Jessica Wolfe in Wilson Library on UNC's campus. (photo courtesy of Sarah Boyd)

Curiosity Ignited

Jessica Wolfe has been fascinated by medieval and Renaissance culture for more than 30 years.


a hand holds a snake for UNC Science Week celebration.

Celebrate UNC Science Week April 11-17

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting UNC Science Week — an entire week of virtual events to celebrate the amazing and important STEM research at Carolina  — from April 11-17 as part of the annual North Carolina Science Festival.


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