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Terry Ellen Rhodes

Statement on Diversity from Dean Terry Rhodes

The College of Arts & Sciences, the largest school at Carolina, is a place of diverse talents, backgrounds, interests and experiences. This diversity — among our 19,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 1,600 faculty and staff — is one of our greatest strengths. We know that when people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives come together, new ways of thinking … Continued


Statement on Diversity from Sabrina Burmeister

Inclusive Excellence in the College of Arts & Sciences means recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion in meeting our goal of student-focused, scholarly excellence.


Maria Gutierrez

Emerging Voices Fellow Maria Gutierrez to conduct research, teach at UNC

Maria Gutierrez, an Emerging Voices Fellow in fine arts and humanities, will work remotely with the Center for the Study of the American South this fall and will also teach a course in women’s and gender studies in the spring.


Carolina Postdoctoral

Building a culturally diverse intellectual community

The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity supports scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in higher education.


Summer image of the Old Well with colorful flowers in the foreground.

IAH fellows expand field of African American studies

Faculty Fellows at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities are putting the African American and African Diasporic experience at the center of their research, greatly expanding the fields of study that their research represents.


Jacqueline Lawton

UNC playwright shines spotlight on underrepresented communities

UNC playwright Jacqueline Lawton strives to change the confines of American theater and to drive the conversations about civil rights through her storytelling.


The Love House and Hutchins Forum, home of the Center for the Study of the American South, at dusk. (photo by Donn Young)

New Southern Futures podcast to explore the diverse and changing region of the South

The College of Arts & Sciences and the Southern Futures initiative announce the launch of Southern Futures, a podcast to reimagine the American South. The first episode, “The Push and Pull of the South,” features poet Tyree Daye.


Joseph Jordan (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Light, liberty and the promotion of black art, history and culture

Massey Award winner Joseph Jordan embodies the University’s “Lux, Libertas” motto and makes the Stone Center a vital part of campus.


Photo of Old Well with campus seal in the foreground by Donn Young

A Message from Dean Rhodes

This has been a deeply painful and disturbing week for our nation, with the video that has emerged of George Floyd and his horrible death in police custody in Minneapolis.


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