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Three female graduate students perform research in the water on local living shorelines in Beaufort, NC.

College launches new earth, marine and environmental sciences department

Merger of three units will strengthen interdisciplinary research, expand curricular offerings, and promote experiential learning opportunities for Carolina students.


Brad Dickerson stands on campus staring at the camera.

Dickerson named 2021 Searle Scholar for groundbreaking research

Bradley Dickerson, assistant professor and Kenan Honors Fellow in the department of biology, has been named a 2021 Searle Scholar. The honor supports groundbreaking research by exceptional young faculty.


Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies Celebrates its First Endowment

The Gafinowitz family has made a lasting pledge to the department of African, African American and diaspora studies in honor of professor Eunice Sahle’s excellence in teaching, research, leadership and mentorship.


TEAM ADVANCE: Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring - UNC.

Making faculty mentorship more equitable

Carolina’s TEAM ADVANCE seeks to strengthen faculty pipelines by boosting mentoring for women, especially women of color.


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New data science minor to launch in fall 2021

The multidisciplinary program, based in the College of Arts & Sciences but open to all undergraduates, will introduce students to methods and applications that are used in basic and applied sciences, the humanities, social sciences and other fields.


Left, Jianping Lu and right, Otto Zhou sit on a wall in front of Phillps Hall.

A Sharper Image

UNC researchers Jianping Lu and Otto Zhou have spent the last two decades refining technology that makes X-ray machines smaller, faster, safer, and sharper — research that’s changing the world of dentistry, medicine, and security.


Bobbi Owen stands on a staircase surrounded by costumes.

For the Love of Fabric

How does the visual richness of clothes contribute to who we are? After nearly 50 years of designing costumes at UNC, Bobbi Owen is retiring. Her expertise in period-piece costume design has brought countless characters and productions to life at PlayMakers Repertory Company.