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Text on left: Fall 2021 Carolina Arts & Sciences now online: Enjoy stories from the College's alumni magazine that include Lessons from the Andes, Land and sea unite, English at 225 and Seeing patterns in data. Visit magazine.college.unc.edu for more. Photo on right: Tessa Davis and Liz Farquhar work with instruments to measure streams in the Ecuadorian Andes. (photo by Alyssa LaFaro)
This summer, wildfires in the Western United States raged for months, and several European countries experienced unprecedented flooding. In total, these natural disasters have caused billions of dollars in damage and the deaths of hundreds. (Adobe stock images)

Fires and floods sweep the globe

In the aftermath of extreme weather events, considering the long-term well-being of affected people and places is critical, says sociologist Elizabeth Frankenberg, director of the Carolina Population Center.


Navin Bapat holds a copy of his book, "Monsters to Destroy." (photo by Kristen Chavez)

Insight into Afghanistan

In its 20 years in Afghanistan, the United States scored some victories in the war on terror, but terrorism expert Navin Bapat fears that the current U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover marks the end of tenuous social and educational reforms, especially for Afghan women.


Grammy and MacArthur Award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens will begin a three-year residency at Carolina Performing Arts in the spring of 2022. (Image courtesy of Carolina Performing Arts)

Carolina Performing Arts announces ‘Southern Futures’

The initiative will produce new works, collaborations and research on social justice and racial equity in the American South with musician Rhiannon Giddens. Southern Futures is a collaborative initiative of the College, University Libraries, Carolina Performing Arts and The Center for the Study of the American South.


Jason and Johna smiling in a UNC Sports Medicine building

Divide and Conquer

Jason Mihalik and Johna Register-Mihalik — both exercise and sport science professors —met and got married at Carolina. They’ve since gained tenure and now oversee innovative and complementary research programs within the field of sports-related concussion.


Youngstrom family gathered at their home, smiling

It Runs in the Family

Psychologists Eric and Jen Youngstrom both joined UNC-Chapel Hill faculty in 2006. Through their research and global travels, their daughters Diane and Kay have developed a love of science, immense school spirit, and a deep desire to help the world.


Scenes of a sparsely populated campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 25, 2020. The University began remote instruction for more than 95 percent of classes to help stop the spread of COVID-19. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 29th in 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked 29th in the world and 20th in the United States among global universities, according to the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).


Celine Locklear smiles for the camera underneath a big tree.

Meet a new Tar Heel: Celine Locklear

Chancellor’s Science Scholar and incoming first-year student Celine Locklear is eager to get the academic year started and jump into an array of social activities at Carolina.