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Text on brown background reads: Lights on the Hill: Valerie Bernhardt: Our monthly feature highlights College people who are putting service at the forefront. This month: Valerie Bernhardt of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures. To the right is a photo of Valerie Bernardt.
Clockwise from top left: Joseph Fort, King’s College London; Michael Kris, UNC-Chapel Hill; Kristina Arakelyan, London-based composer and pianist; Evan Feldman, music professor, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Innovative faculty enrich learning through global collaboration

Whether the subject is music, medical anthropology or the business of health care, UNC COIL courses connect students with the world.


A view of the Old Well from across the street looking through the lens of bright red leaves in the foreground. PHoto by Donn Young.

Graduate students selected for Impact, Horizon awards

Graduate students and recent graduate alumni within numerous UNC-Chapel Hill programs earn honors for their research..


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.