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Text on left: Leading with her Heart: Shayna Hill. Former Employee Forum chair and Massey Award winner Shayna Hill has tirelessly advocated for University staff during a difficult period. Hill is manager for the department of statistics and operations research or STOR. Photo on the right: Shayna Hill on campus.
Sarah Giang

Meet a new Tar Heel: Sarah Giang

For her entire life, incoming first-year student Sarah Giang has heard stories about what being a Carolina student is like. Her own Carolina experience begins this week.


Black and white photo shows actors from the 1976-77 production of "The Crucible."

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a monthly feature that highlights new books by College people. This month’s featured book: “PlayMakers Repertory Company: A History,” edited by Bobbi Owen and Adam Versényi.


PHoto of an empty stage at night, surrounded by curtains and a glowing purple light.

The acting class for non-actors

William Shakespeare famously captured the theatricality of life when he wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” and this summer, Carolina students enrolled in the drama elective “Beginning Acting for Non-Drama Majors” have been learning just how apt that maxim is.


A graphic shows a mammoth toppling a Russian-themed tower. The words say: "Live, In-Person Theatre Returns Fall 2021: 21/22 Performing. Transforming."

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces 2021-2022 season

Five live, in-person shows will celebrate the healing power of human connection. The season opens in November.


Pedro Saenz (photo courtesy of Endeavors)

UNC professor and MIT team take microscopic physics to the macro scale

A hundred years after the birth of quantum mechanics, a UNC mathematics professor has utilized a new hydrodynamic system to visualize behaviors reminiscent of electronic spin systems, providing new insight into how particles may operate on the quantum level.


The Old Well with purple flowers summer 2021. (photo by Donn Young)

Drinking among first-year college students decreases during pandemic

First-year college students are reporting drinking less alcohol and having fewer episodes of binge drinking four months into the coronavirus pandemic than they were before the pandemic started, according to a study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Words on blue background: "Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina"

Exhibition features N.C. artists of Latin American heritage

“Being and Belonging: Perspectives from North Carolina,” an exhibition featuring the work of 13 artists, will open at the FedEx Global Education Center on Aug. 18.