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A screenshot on Google Earth of Bahrain and its surrounding geography

The anthropology of air conditioning in the Arab Gulf

Marwa Koheji was awarded a CURS-supported National Science Foundation dissertation grant to investigate how and why air conditioning has become so popular in Bahrain.


Communication chair Pat Parker stands at the podium with a yellow Media Art Space sign beside her.

A prescription for media magic

The department of communication’s new Media Art Space @ 108 East Franklin unites media production and performance studies under one roof. It will be a place for Carolina students to fuel their interdisciplinary creative projects.


Lights on the Hill

Lights on the Hill is a monthly photo feature highlighting College people who are putting service at the forefront as they help to keep the University going during the COVID-19 pandemic … and beyond. This month: Christie Hinson Norris, director of Carolina K-12.


Photo of UNC Orchestra students practicing on campus

UNC Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert brings local African American composer’s voice front and center

Funded by Arts Everywhere and the music department, the student orchestra commissioned a new piece from Durham Symphony conductor and composer William Henry Curry.


Headshot of Sharon L. James

Sharon James is UNC-Chapel Hill nominee for BOG Award for Excellence in Teaching

Sharon L. James, professor of classics, was selected as one of the recipients of the 2021 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.


A young couple with masks sit together; the young man has her head on the young man's shoulder.

Positive emotions and public health

Throughout history, societies have relied on people’s behaviors to help curb the spread of disease. A new paper offers the first evidence that the affective quality of people’s ordinary social interactions in both private and public spaces may shape infection-reducing behaviors during COVID-19.


Side view photo of South Buildings with beautiful white blooming flower in the front from spring 2018.

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty named to National Academy of Sciences

The four distinguished professors, including three from the College, were among the new members elected April 26 in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.