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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.
Shayna Hill standing on the brick walkways on campus smiling at the camera.

Leading with her heart

Former Employee Forum chair and Massey Award winner Shayna Hill has tirelessly advocated for University staff during a dark and difficult period. Hill is manager for statistics and operations research in the College.


Former Director of National Intelligence retired Admiral Dennis Blair is the University’s first Knott Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Practice in the peace, war and defense curriculum in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/UNC-Chapel Hill).

9/11’s legacy

Two decades after the terrorist attacks, the country is dealing with the aftermath of two wars and a squandered opportunity for unity, says former Director of National Intelligence and professor of the practice Admiral Dennis Blair.


Photo collage, clockwise from top left: Nicholas Law, Daniel Matute, Alice Marwick, Cleo Samuel-Ryals.

Four UNC faculty members honored with prestigious Hettleman awards

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research. Three are in the College.


A swarm of monarch butterflies. (photo by Kristen Grace)

Who observes the observers? Scientists conduct large-scale study of iNaturalist users

Scientists analyzed more than 31 million iNaturalist records in a new study to find out who most often uses the popular nature app and what types of observations they submit. The most observed species? The monarch butterfly.


Among the newest faculty hired by College of Arts & Sciences departments are, top row, left to right, Kennet Flores, Aaliyah Sadruddin and Malia Blue; bottom row, Gabriel Bump, Fenaba Addo and Gedas Bertasius.

Fresh faces: a cross-section of the College’s new faculty

Sixty-two new faculty members joined departments in the College of Arts & Sciences this summer. Meet six of them.


The outside of the FedEx Global Education center with the sign out front. (photo by Donn Young)

African Studies Center receives grant to develop elementary school content

The African Studies Center has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Oak Foundation for their project, “K-5 digital learning of contemporary Africa using technology,” which will produce resources for elementary school educators.  


a fall leaf rests on the University seal on the brick near South Building. (photo by Donn Young)

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 52nd in 2022 ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 52nd among the world’s top 1,600 research universities, according to the London-based ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings.