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Morgan Pitelka with students in Japan in 2015.

A relationship more than a century in the making: Carolina connections with Japan

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is deepening its connections with Japan and building on relationships more than a century in the making.

Collage of books and faculty featured with Bookmark This type treatment in the center. Clockwise from upper right: Navin Bapat holds his book; Cover of “If I Had Two Wings”; Cover of “UNC A to Z”; Karla Slocum; Cover of “Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights”; Mark Katz holds his book; cover of “Heaven and Hell”; Cover of “Meander Belt”; Tania Jenkins holds her book; Cover of “Gaining Voice”

Bookmark These: 2020 wrap-up

Last year, we launched “Bookmark This” as a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni, published on the first Friday of each month. In this wrap-up, we collect all of the past Bookmark This interviews from the past year.

The SOAR telescope sits on a hilltop in Chile

Can white dwarfs help solve the cosmological lithium problem?

For the first time, hard-to-track lithium has been identified and measured in the atmosphere of burned out stars called white dwarfs, according to a study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Screen capture of the website for Carolina Tracker

UNC researchers launch “Carolina Tracker,” a resource for pandemic recovery

Carolina Tracker project is an online site offering day-to-day information on how North Carolinians’ lives have changed since the onset of the pandemic. Produced by the department of city and regional planning, Carolina Tracker presents easy-to-use, publicly-available data for policymakers and North Carolinians to use. 

Photo shows Zoom box of students in an online entrepreneurship class.

From economics course to entrepreneurial experience

UNC-Chapel Hill course gives students a safe zone to learn, practice and experiment with entrepreneurial skills as they develop innovative ventures. Which team’s idea rose to the top this semester?

Photos in a collage of all of the Thorp Scholars; the words on the image say: "Congratulations Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Class VII."

Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars graduate in virtual ceremony

The Carolina Center of Public Service recognized Class VII of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES) in a virtual ceremony on Dec. 11. Shauna Cooper, Sarah Dempsey and Danielle Spurlock from the College were honored.

Patrick Clinch

Carolina senior receives the Marshall Scholarship to study in the UK

Patrick Clinch is Carolina’s 21st Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Scholarship covers university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grants, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, and fares to and from the United States.