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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.


Naturalized citizen, first in her family, shares her story

Most seniors only hope to collect one piece of paper this time of year. But Daira Belen Melendez was determined to get two: her diploma and her certificate of U.S. citizenship.


Dillon Robinson ’15: Finding his heel print

Dillon Robinson — who went from early academic struggles to becoming a member of the prestigious Order of the Golden Fleece honorary society — will become a first-generation graduate with a degree in communication studies when he turns his tassel on Sunday.


Reena Gupta ’15: Creating community

Reena Gupta, who will graduate Sunday with a degree in public policy from the College of Arts and Sciences, not only immersed herself in the Carolina community over the past four years, she helped create one — through Healthy Girls Save the World.


What does a diversity liaison do?

Romance languages professor Emilio Del Valle Escalante is a diversity liaison, tasked with both supporting minority students and working to hire scholars from underrepresented backgrounds for faculty positions. Nearly three dozen academic departments within the College of Arts and Sciences have a liaison.


Plotting a Prisoner’s Parole

If you’re sentenced to life in prison, you might eventually be released through parole. But what are the chances a prisoner with a life sentence will actually get parole? A UNC researcher dug through years of data to find out.


Two UNC graduate students receive Boren Fellowships

Carissa Landes and Mary Elizabeth Walters, both graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, have each been awarded a David L. Boren Fellowship through the National Security Education Program, which supports fields of study, particularly languages, identified as critical to United States national security.


UNC’s Institute of African American Research selects two fellows

The Institute of African American Research at UNC-Chapel Hill has selected two faculty to serve as faculty fellows in 2015-2016. Both scholars will research social and health experiences impacting North Carolina’s black communities.