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Text on left: Researchers Identify How Bacteria Makes Copper into an Antibiotic: UNC-Chapel Hill chemist Bo Li and colleagues at UNC Davis have discovered the microbial process that turns a metal into an antibiotic. The finding could help drive the discovery of new treatments. On the right: Photo of chemist Bo Li.
Closeup of Luisa Penaflor smiling at the camera. Donn Young.

Meet a Tar Heel: Luisa Peñaflor: Poet and Thomas Wolfe Scholar

Luisa Peñaflor, a first-year creative writing major from Simpsonville, South Carolina, is the 2021 Thomas Wolfe Scholarship recipient. We spoke with Peñaflor about her creative writing background and her first-year experience as a Thomas Wolfe Scholar.


Jocelyn Rives in her cap and gown holding a Carolina banner.

Class of 2020: Jocelyn Rives

Jocelyn Rives is eager to don her cap and gown this weekend to attend the Class of 2020 Commencement to celebrate the achievement of overcoming challenges and becoming the first in her family to earn a college degree.


Allen Hurlbert smiles under a tree with arms crossed.

Bird food bytes

UNC biologist Allen Hurlbert has built a comprehensive online database of North American bird diets. An article was published Oct. 4 in the journal Scientific Data that describes how the database was created.


Text on tan background: Market Power Politics by Stephen Gent and Mark Crescenzi. October 2021 Bookmark This. Photo of book cover on the right.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “Market Power Politics: War, Institutions and Strategic Delay in World Politics” by Stephen E. Gent and Mark J.C. Crescenzi.


Group shot of the new Adams Fellows.

Carolina Public Humanities welcomes sixth cohort of Maynard Adams Fellows

This annual initiative led by Carolina Public Humanities supports 10 graduate students who are interested in using humanistic scholarship to build relationships between the University and the broader community. The fellowships are funded by the Taylor Charitable Trust.


A blessed life: Cliff Huang and his journey from Taiwan to UNC

In a story seemingly made-for-TV, Cliff Huang, Ph.D. ’68, weaves a tale that is truly rags to (academic) riches. It’s a story that led him to recently make a $1.5 million gift to support graduate students in the department of economics.


The Old Well on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 8, 2021. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Carolina names 68 distinguished professors

Martin Brinkley and Gregory Characklis are named Kenan Distinguished Professors. Chris Clemens is named a Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Convergent Science in the College of Arts & Sciences.