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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.


Students with their study abroad leaders Afroz Taj and John Caldwell at a site in India.

Taj recognized as 2020 MLK Unsung Hero

Associate professor Afroz Taj of the Asian studies department was the faculty honoree while the staff honoree was Dawna Jones, assistant dean of students and chair of the Carolina Black Caucus.


As a part of the National First-Generation College Celebration, Carolina Firsts and Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS student leaders viewed and discussed the documentary ‘Unlikely.’

A celebration for first-gen students

Carolina undergraduate and graduate students recently came together for programming and connecting at the National First-Generation College Celebration.


Kenneth Stern discussed "Antisemitism as a Form of Hate" as the signature event in the College's Countering Hate initiative. (photo by Donn Young)

Strong democracy is essential to combating forms of hate, antisemitism expert says

“Hate has been around for as long as human beings have existed. We’ve always had this capacity to define and vilify another … [yet] we don’t look at hate the same way that we do other feelings that are part of the human condition,” Kenneth Stern, director of the Center for the Study of Hate at Bard College, told an … Continued


Daniel Reyes

Student Profile: Daniel Reyes

Daniel Reyes, a master’s student in folklore, is a filmmaker with interests in documentary film, Latinx diaspora of the South and the diverse traditional music genres of Texas and Mexico, including Conjunto, Cumbia and Corridos.


How Diamond Holloman finds resilience in Lumberton

Diamond Holloman, a Ph.D. candidate in Carolina’s Environment, Ecology and Energy program, is the first recipient of a post-Florence disaster relief grant from the Carolina Center for Public Service. She is investigating ways that communities of color in Lumberton, North Carolina, experience and recover from natural disaster.


Elayna Locklear

Elayna Locklear is UNC-Chapel Hill’s second American Indian Udall scholar

Elayna Locklear, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has been awarded the Udall scholarship to help her pursue a career in osteopathic medicine to treat Native and minority populations in underserved areas. Sophomore Brooke Bauman has also been recognized with an honorable mention.


Conghe Song studies the relationship between land use, change in vegetation, and climate change -- and social impacts of environmental programs.

Restoring Rural China

Geographer Conghe Song studies the relationship between land use, change in vegetation and climate change — and social impacts of environmental programs.