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Getting they/them pronouns right

Carolina study shows announcing pronouns, which is often used to signal gender identity, improves how pronouns are understood.


Pégard named Beckman Young Investigator

Nicolas Pégard, assistant professor in the department of applied physical sciences in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been named a 2021 Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.


A Russian Flagship capstone year in Kazakhstan

Griffin McGuire traveled to Russia for the first time in 2019 for an intensive language program in St. Petersburg and is now a student in the UNC Russian Flagship Program. The federally funded language initiative is the first of its kind in North Carolina.


Old Well in the summer with flowers surrounding it. (photo by Donn Young)

UNC Program for Public Discourse serves as resource in student-led civil discourse project

This spring, the Program for Public Discourse (PPD) in the College of Arts & Sciences served as a resource for a student-led project designed to foster dialogue between high schoolers in neighboring Orange and Randolph counties.


Shayla Evans-Hollingsworth, wearing a mask, looks up as a UNC footprint poster is in the background. Photo by Donn Young.

Lights on the Hill

Lights on the Hill is a monthly photo feature highlighting College of Arts & Sciences people who are putting service at the forefront. This month: Shayla Evans-Hollingsworth in the College of Arts & Sciences-Business Operations office.


Genna Rae McNeil greets attendees at the 2017 African American History Month Lecture. Photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill.

Professor McNeil’s curve

History professor Genna Rae McNeil will retire soon, leaving a legacy of scholarship, influential teaching, respectful discourse, advocacy for equality and, above all, students who go on to do great things.


Cosmic Rays Film Festival receives $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

College faculty Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown are co-founders of the festival, which will curate extended reality, or XR, media art, including virtual reality, augmented reality and other forms of immersive media for the 2022 event.