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Headshot of Dailihana Alfonseca outside in front of a tree.

Identity and experience—from the military to a master’s degree

Graduate student Dailihana Alfonesca uses creative writing as a way to understand and express issues of identity and trauma, both those unique to her experience and those shared by other Latina women.


Bronwyn White sits in an empty row of seats in a theater.

Finding the light

Bronwyn White found her calling when a work study opportunity with the Center for Dramatic Arts taught her how to bring lighting to center stage.


Daniel Wallace smiling and looking to the side.

Daniel Wallace to give Winter Commencement address

The professor of English is known for his stories, essays and novels, including “Big Fish,” which was adapted as a movie and Broadway musical.


Matthew Troyer crossing his arms in front of a collage of photos he's taken as a combat photographer.

Carolina’s Matthew Troyer channels his veteran experience into photography

A master of fine arts student, Matthew Troyer is channeling his experience in the Marine Corps to create photography that shares the military experience with those who have served and the civilian population.


A group gathers in Coker arboretum to listen. They take notes as Dan Stern lectures.

Plants meet prose in this UNC English class

Carolina professor Marc Cohen works to make his assignments immersive and experiential, including the course’s most recent collaborative unit on non-native, invasive plants with the North Carolina Botanical Garden.


Collage: Left: headshot of Gerald Postema; right: book cover orf his new book.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book is “Law’s Rule: The Nature, Value, and Viability of the Rule of Law” (Oxford University Press) by Gerald J. Postema.


Caroline Norland stands between the Music Library's stacks holding a record of the composer Handel.

Reigniting a love for music

Junior Caroline Norland put her passion for music aside to focus on academics, but a work-study opportunity in the music library reminded her of why she picked up her viola in the first place.


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