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Text on brown background reads: Lights on the Hill: Valerie Bernhardt: Our monthly feature highlights College people who are putting service at the forefront. This month: Valerie Bernhardt of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures. To the right is a photo of Valerie Bernardt.
Dedra Ming stands in front of a helicopter.

Supporting Carolina veterans: Dedra Ming

Whether it was as an aviation structural mechanic in the Navy or building her own house or transitioning to life as a college student, Carolina sophomore Dedra Ming has never shied away from a new challenge.


Screen capture that shows the black night sky with stars and with flashes of light in the sky.

New research on imposter stars may improve astronomical data

UNC-Chapel Hill measures flashes of light, often mistaken for stars, reflecting off satellites and space trash in Earth’s orbit.


Tania Jenkins holds a copy of her new book, "Doctor's Orders."

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s feature: “Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession” by Tania M. Jenkins.


In a pre-pandemic photo, sports administration faculty gather in Carolina’s Kenan Stadium (l-r): Nels Popp, Brad Bates, Erianne Weight, Barbara Osborne, Jonathan Jensen, Bob Malekoff.

Rise in the rankings

Offering real-world experience, academic theory and classes that pay attention to social issues, Carolina’s graduate sport administration program ranks 11th internationally.


Logo of Tri Alpha says Alpha Alpha Alpha with the year established 2018

Honor society to recognize achievements of first-generation college students

A new campus chapter of the Tri Alpha Honors Society recognizes and celebrates the academic achievements of first-generation undergraduate students, graduate students and even faculty and staff members who were the first in their families to attend college.


Dr. Rick Leuttich, director of the UNC Center for Natural Hazards and Disasters, uses computer modeling to predict storm surge from hurricanes and the areas effected.

UNC Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Extreme Weather Events with Interdisciplinary Approach

Piehler, along with Elizabeth Frankenberg and Rick Luettich, are leading a new project combining methods, insights, and data to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies for future storms and flooding.


Clara Yang with social media graphics surrounding her

Carolina People: Clara Yang

Clara Yang, associate professor and head of keyboard studies in the music department, speaks about her work amidst COVID-19.


Flyer shows a flag in the background with a man's hand holding a mock ballet with Sabato lecture details on it. Sabato delivered the College of Arts & Sciences' Frey Lecture last week on election predictions.

Sabato offers national, state election predictions

Compared to 2016, this year there are more polls, higher-quality polls and pollsters who are driven to get it right, Sabato told Frey Lecture attendees.


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High-Resolution Drone and Aerial Imagery Helps Engage Farmers in Galapagos Highlands

UNC undergraduate Mia Colloredo-Mansfeld, UNC PhD candidate Francisco Laso and UNC researcher Javier Arce-Nazario have engaged farmers in mapping their own land and shared aerial images with them in order to further the sharing of agricultural knowledge.


Banjo by chance

UNC senior Anne Jarrell picked up the banjo on a whim at age 14 when her dad rescued one from a dumpster. She’s now been honored for her skills with the instrument by the International Bluegrass Music Association.


Charles H. "Pete" Peterson in his lab.

Marine sciences community mourns the loss of Pete Peterson

Charles H. “Pete” Peterson, Ph.D., 74, distinguished professor emeritus at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences, passed away Oct. 24 surrounded by family in his Pine Knoll Shores home.


Electoral College cartoon ballot box with vote

Rethinking election traditions

The Founding Fathers thought the Electoral College was a good idea, and Congress picked Tuesday as the best day to vote back in 1845. But are these election traditions still relevant today?


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Virtual Symposium Explores Love and Desire in Modern Iran and the Diaspora

The Persian Studies program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently hosted a virtual symposium entitled “Revisiting Discourses of Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Iran and the Diaspora.” 


Alyson Nelson in white lab coat and face shield stares at the camera with lab in the background.

Reppin’ Research: Alyson Nelson

OUR Student Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill who work with the Office for Undergraduate Research in the College of Arts & Sciences to promote a culture of research on campus. Featured researcher: Alyson Nelson.


Brett Harris, masked, sits at a desk and holds an open book. A globe is in the background with the sign Center for European Studies.

Reppin’ Research: Brett Harris

OUR Student Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill who work with the Office for Undergraduate Research in the College of Arts & Sciences to promote a culture of research on campus. Featured researcher: Brett Harris.


Sriya Kongala wears a mask and sits in front of a microscope. Photo by Donn Young.

Reppin’ Research: Sriya Kongala

OUR Student Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill who work with the Office for Undergraduate Research in the College of Arts & Sciences to promote a culture of research on campus. Featured researcher: Sriya Kongala.


Landscape photo shows the paramo or high altitude grasslands in Ecuador.

A Terrific Trio

Three undergraduate researchers, under the leadership of UNC-Chapel Hill geographer Diego Riveros-Iregui, spent two months in Ecuador’s northern Andes Mountains exploring climate change.


Andrea Bohlman posing for a picture in front of a building on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus

Hettleman Award winner Andrea Bohlman

Andrea Bohlman is an associate professor in the Department of Music and a recipient of the 2020 Hettleman Award for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.


Photo of William Sturkey in front of a brick wall

Hettleman Award winner William Sturkey

William Sturkey is an associate professor in the Department of History and a recipient of the 2020 Hettleman Award for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.


Mohit Bansal poses in front of a whiteboard

Hettleman Award winner Mohit Bansal

Mohit Bansal is the John R. & Louise S. Parker Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and a recipient of the 2020 Hettleman Award for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.


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