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Bleached corals in the Caribbean Sea. (photo courtesy of Karl Castillo)

UNC-Chapel Hill joins international consortium to tackle the crisis of coral bleaching

New common framework developed by a team of top scientists will help research into climate-threatened ocean reefs around the world.


Sarah Mackenzie and Peter Angrinda have been selected for the 2021 Rhodes Scholar cohort. (Right photo Alessandro Uribe-Rheinbolt)

Two Tar Heels named Rhodes Scholars

Peter Andringa and Sarah Mackenzie are Carolina’s 50th and 51st Rhodes Scholars. The world’s oldest international fellowship award, the Rhodes Scholarship funds study at the University of Oxford in England.


Gage Tarleton peers through the trees.

Arts innovator Gage Tarlton debuts new play Nov. 28

Tarlton will present a virtual reading of his new play, “sons that wear dresses and mothers that love sweet potatoes.” “It’s about losing everything and moving forward anyway. It’s about accepting the fact that life is never going to go as planned. It’s about finding the beauty in change.”


A view through orange-red fall leaves of a blue sky overlooking the Old Well on the Carolina campus. (photo by Donn Young)

A renewed commitment to study the science of moral understanding

Through the Center for the Science of Moral Understanding, UNC-Chapel Hill scholars are undertaking critical and timely research to understand what drives intolerance and how to address it.


Vicki and David Craver

New gift endows and names the College of Arts & Sciences deanship

Craver family deanship will advance scholarship, discovery, strategic priorities.


Cherie Ndaliko in her garden, Uzuri Sanctuary.

Tools for change

A new learning initiative that launched this fall is engaging undergraduate students across the University in a transformative understanding of race, racism and racial equity — and equipping them with the skills to carve a path forward.


Lenore Hango holds a lighted flashbulb in the darkness around her.

Setting a Field Alight

With support from UNC student researchers, Benjamin Mason Meier has finalized a first-of-its-kind textbook integrating human rights policy into public health education — a guiding light to aid the next generation of researchers.


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