This fall’s cohort of first-year and transfer students is the largest and most diverse in University history. Here are some highlights.
Most UNC-Chapel Hill PhD students oversee their own research projects for their dissertations. But Kriddie Whitmore did it in a foreign country — and with the added challenges of a … Continued
Nichola Lowe spotted the gaps in the U.S. workforce long before the pandemic shined a light on them. Most recently, she’s written a book on the topic and is using … Continued
Senior Juan Castro wasn’t sure that he’d find his place at Carolina. But through the Carolina Covenant, the Latinx Center and volunteer opportunities, the Tar Heel found a sense of … Continued
Morgan Clark, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of physics and astronomy, studies neutrinos, a tiny particle in our universe. She will join 64 other graduate students in gaining access … Continued
Cole Mueller has seen all of Carolina’s storied traditions up close as a member of the Order of the Bell Tower. But when the pandemic cut his time, he missed … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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.
Andrea Caldwell, senior assistant dean for Academic Advising, received an Outstanding Advising Award from NACADA, a national academic advising association.
Carolina alumna Clare MacDonald has tapped into the skills she gained studying political science and studio art in the College of Arts & Sciences to propel herself to a career … Continued
The pace of life varies often. Sometimes it drags, others it races. But if time always moves at the same rate, why does it feel different? That’s a question UNC-Chapel … Continued
Julian Rucker wants to motivate people to address the stark racial disparities that have characterized the history of the United States. As a UNC-Chapel Hill postdoctoral researcher, he uses social … Continued
Yesenia Pedro Vicente came to Carolina for her undergrad as a “first-generation everything.” Now, she has returned to the University to help underrepresented graduate students navigate obstacles.
Esteban Agudo, a marine ecologist pursuing his degree in Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (EEOB) and Savannah Ryburn, pursuing her PhD in the Environment, Ecology & Energy Program, turn challenges … Continued
Frank Leibfarth, assistant professor of chemistry, was selected to join Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” roster of 2021. The Brilliant 10 roster recognizes 10 early-career scientists and engineers across the nation … Continued
New faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences will work across disciplines to study health and wellness in communities of color. In addition, two faculty will focus on … Continued