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Photo of Ben Frey in his office by Megan May.

The sanctity of Cherokee

As a result of systemic oppression, there are fewer than 200 native Cherokee speakers in North Carolina. UNC scholars are teaming up to create a new translation model and grow the literary library of works available in Cherokee.


UNC students dance in the sculpture garden outside Hamilton Hall at night.

Illuminating hidden Carolina voices through performance

“Voices: A Walking Tour” was a site-specific performance that took the shape of a contemplative walking tour of the Carolina campus after dark to discover hidden voices in the landscape. UNC faculty member Heather Tatreau shared her inspiration for the performance, with photos by Donn Young.


On left: book cover of Berger book; on right photo of Michele Berger

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “Black Women’s Health: Paths to Wellness for Mothers and Daughters” by Michele Tracy Berger.


Photo of the new office building in Chapel Hill

Honoring Gwendolyn Harrison Smith

The first African American woman to enroll at UNC-Chapel Hill is being honored with a named scholarship fund, thanks to a $100,000 gift from Grubb Properties.


Photo of Lloyd Kramer smiling on UNC-Chapel Hill campus

Lloyd Kramer: History is always complicated

This year’s Jefferson Award winner emphasized Jefferson’s ideals of expanding knowledge, fostering diverse ideas and defending democracy, rather than his contradictions and his racist flaws.


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.


A woman participates in a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, D.C. (photo by Miki Jourdan, Flickr)

Taking On Discrimination

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 psychology to unpack why structural racism exists, how people perceive it, and why we must change policies to eliminate it from our society.


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