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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.

Former Summer Bridge alumna pays it forward

“To whom much is given, much is required.” This is what Latonya Brown-Puryear always remembers her father saying. The physician took his words to heart when she endowed a scholarship to the Summer Bridge Program.


Maya Lin gestures at the audience from the stage.

Maya Lin: the intersection of art, architecture and the environment

The Frey Visiting Professor, best known for designing Washington’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, gave a photographic journey of her work, detailing her creative process and inspiration.


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Engaging lectures and discussions mark UNC’s first Diplomacy Week April 19-22

The inaugural Diplomacy Week at Carolina is happening April 19-22. Join UNC Global’s Diplomacy Initiative for a week filled with engaging lectures and discussions featuring notable speakers and accomplished Carolina alumni working in international affairs.


Lewis Black returns to the classroom

Comedian and Carolina alumnus Lewis Black sat down with undergraduate students enrolled in an “Ethics of Comedy” course to discuss his career, time at Chapel Hill and what makes them laugh.


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College faculty receive public service awards

College faculty William Sturkey and Danielle Spurlock were among the recipients recognized April 12 at the 23rd annual Public Service Awards ceremony hosted by the Carolina Center for Public Service.


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‘You just have to be determined’

After graduating from Carolina in 2017 with majors in studio art and communication studies, Mary Thurman moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in professional animation.


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Eliza Richards helps George Moses Horton’s work ‘be loudly heard’

Eliza Richards, a professor of English and Comparative Literature, was named a Hyde Fellow for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellowship program in Fall 2021.