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Protecting the Galapagos Islands

Carolina researchers at the Galapagos Science Center have been shining a light on the challenges presented by human interactions on the islands and working to find the balance between helping the islands’ economy thrive while also protecting the iconic species.


From ‘disputatio’ to virtual defense

Because of social distancing precautions, graduate students are using online platforms like Zoom to fulfill a cherished rite — defending their dissertations and theses.

Matthew Wood sits in front of his computer at home, where the words "The Stream of Positivity" are up on the screen.

Health and happiness amid the pandemic

How do you stay healthy and happy when the world is turned upside down? Students in the interdisciplinary “Understanding Health and Happiness” Triple I class are now putting all of the concepts they’ve been learning over the course of the semester to the test.

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Sturkey wins Zócalo Book Prize for “Hattiesburg”

William Sturkey, a historian in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, has won the 10th annual Zócalo Public Square Book Prize for “Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White.”

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Telling global food stories

Visiting professor Von Diaz shares how for many of us in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, food is perhaps more meaningful than it ever has been.

Hosts Matthew Andrews and Jonathan Weiler podcasting, before social distancing became the norm.

College launches new podcast series, ‘COVID Conversations’

The College of Arts & Sciences is launching “COVID Conversations: Society, Politics and Economics amid the COVID-19 Pandemic,” a podcast series designed to help listeners make sense of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first episode launches Thursday, April 16.

Images of the Great Plague in London in 1665.

Exploring contagion through the lens of Shakespeare

We recently chatted with Floyd-Wilson about the relevance of the book Contagion and the Shakespearean Stage in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.