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Text on left on green background: Bookmark This: “My book is a history of Prague, which today is the capital of the Czech Republic. It is also an extended meditation on what it means to belong – and why the search for a sense of belonging is a defining aspect of the modern experience.” – Chad Bryant, associate professor of history. Photo on right: Collage: Photo of Chad Bryant, photo of Prague book cover.
Collage; photo on left: author Chad Bryant; book cover for "Prague" on the right.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “Prague: Belonging in the Modern City” (Harvard University Press) by Chad Bryant, associate professor of history.


Carolina senior Shara He shows part of a data analysis group project she worked on this semester. She is one of the first students to graduate with a new minor in data science. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Data science minor graduates first students

More than 60 graduates of Carolina’s Class of 2022 will accept diplomas this weekend that include the innovative new data science minor introduced in the fall of 2021.


Alaina Plauche leans over a table, elbows on the table, smiling at the camera.

‘Go abroad. Say yes.’

Senior Alaina Plauche has heeded her own advice to future Tar Heels about studying abroad. This Carolina Covenant Scholar never could have imagined that her academic journey would take her to Bhutan, Spain, Uganda and Washington, D.C.


Alexis Dennis in her cap and gown in the Coker Arboretum.

A triple Tar Heel

Ph.D. candidate Alexis Dennis will graduate with her third degree from Carolina this weekend and continue the research she began as an undergraduate in 2008.


Thidar Aye -- in the lab -- smiles at the camera. (photo by Donn Young)

From Myanmar to Chapel Hill

Carolina Covenant Scholar Thidar Aye’s journey to Chapel Hill began in Myanmar. At UNC, she fell in love with research and hopes to one day enter a Ph.D. program in biology.


From left: Ralph Baric, Jenny Ting and Virginia Gray.

American Academy of Arts & Sciences elects 3 from Carolina

The newest members of this prestigious institution, founded in 1780, include Ralph Baric, Virginia Gray and Jenny Ting.


Lucas Risinger stands on a beach. His name is on the photo along with #GDTBATH.

#GDTBATH: Lucas Risinger

Carolina senior Lucas Risinger is among the three Tar Heels studying at Kyrgyzstan’s American University of Central Asia this year as part of the UNC Russian Flagship Program.