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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.


Benjamin Frey seated at a desk with books in the background.

Research UNCovered: Benjamin Frey

Benjamin Frey is an assistant professor in the Department of American Studies. He studies the Cherokee language, now endangered, in order to recover the social networks, spaces, domains and means of transference that once allowed it to thrive.


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Supporting and advancing women faculty

Funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, TEAM ADVANCE provides programs to improve mentor and mentee experiences, from seminars to peer mentoring circles.


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Building a diverse intellectual community

The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity develops postdocs for possible tenure-track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities.


A dancer rehearses the 19th Amendment Project performance "The Debate." (photo by Donn Young)

The 19th Amendment Project

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty-artists from drama, dance, music and visual arts will present four performances focused on the complex history of the 19th Amendment. These works-in-progress, presented as part of the UNC Process Series, commemorate the amendment’s 100th anniversary.


Ruth von Bernuth, director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, delivers a guest lecture in the "Confronting Antisemitism" course. (photo by Donn Young)

Confronting Antisemitism

In a new one-credit-hour course that is part of the College of Arts & Sciences’ Countering Hate initiative, students are learning from guest speakers who address a wide range of topics around the theme of “Confronting Antisemitism.”


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.