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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.


From left, playwright Jacqueline Lawton and dramaturg Jules Odendahl-James at a Dec. 1 workshop for "Edges of Time," a play about the life of black female journalist Marvel Cooke. (photo by Donn Young)

The marvelous life of Marvel Cooke

Edges of Time, a new play by Jacqueline Lawton, assistant professor of dramatic art and dramaturg for PlayMakers Repertory Company, explores the life of black female journalist and activist Marvel Cooke.


Conrad Ma on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

Commencement spotlight: Conrad Ma

This computer science major and Morehead-Cain Scholar used his love of beatboxing to make the transition to life in America after growing up in China. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f896eDMJ_y0 Beatboxing is a profession for some and a hobby for many more. For graduating Carolina senior Conrad Ma, it’s been a lifeline. When Ma moved from his China to study in the United States … Continued


Collage: on the left, photo of author Jonathan Weisman; on the right, his book cover which reads: "Semitism: Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump"

Jonathan Weisman lecture Oct. 29: “Antisemitism and the Jewish experience in the South”

Join the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies tonight (Oct. 29) at 7 p.m. at the UNC Friday Center for a conversation between author Jonathan Weisman and Ryan Thornburg, UNC School of Media and Journalism, focused on Weisman’s book, “Semitism.”


First-year and transfer students can sign up for five new pilot courses in spring 2019 that address broad topics and are team-taught by outstanding faculty members across three different disciplines. Pictured is a large classroom with a student looking toward the professor and other students in the background.

New Ideas, Information and Inquiry courses explore broad topics across disciplines

The College of Arts & Sciences will offer five new courses in spring 2019 to pilot-test a new core offering being proposed for the General Education curriculum. These broadly interdisciplinary courses expose students to new ideas, new modes of inquiry and essential skills.


Graphic of Bynum Hall fountain with quote by computer science Ph.D. candidate Lisa Bauer: “UNC’s research-focused curriculum sealed the deal for me and provided an avenue for effective learning, allowing me to explore my research interests in the context of my classwork."

Doctoral student merges computer science, love of language with research goal of improving quality of life

Lisa Bauer wants to use computer science as a tool to help improve quality of life for people with disabilities and for the elderly.


Mohit Bansal wins ARO Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award

Bansal receives prestigious ARO Young Investigator Award

Mohit Bansal, an assistant professor in the department of computer science, received the prestigious Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) for 2018 — for his work on natural language processing and multimodal machine learning.


Mohammed Eid training teachers to use tablets. Mohammed Eid training teachers at Trinidad Norte School to use a tablet during a service trip to Nicaragua.

Rotary Peace Center educates a new generation of peace builders at Carolina

For most of his life, the only place Mohammed Eid knew of was the small Palestinian refugee camp where he grew up. As a boy, he had never seen a swimming pool, a baseball field or a movie theater. Now a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Eid is working to find solutions to the … Continued