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New mosaics discovered in synagogue excavations in Galilee

Excavations led by UNC archaeologist Jodi Magness have revealed stunning new mosaics decorating the floor of a Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee.

American Council of Learned Societies awards research fellowships

Faculty and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences have won 2014 fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to support their research. ACLS, based in New York City, is a private, nonprofit federation of 72 national scholarly organizations in the humanities and related social sciences. ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to scholars for excellence … Continued

The color of health in Latin America: Individuals with darker skin color at higher risk for poor health

Individuals in Latin America with darker skin color are at higher risk for poor health and discrimination, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Princeton University.

UNC, Notre Dame philosophers examine religious and transformative experiences

Philosophers from UNC and Notre Dame will explore religious and transformative experiences thanks to a new grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

Calling to serve others leads Verdier back to Campus Y

Mathilde Verdier, a 2006 global studies graduate originally from France, understands firsthand the influence the Campus Y can have on students’ lives. She’s helping students launch social ventures through the Y’s CUBE incubator.

Clark continues Covenant promise

After 47 years at Carolina, longtime professor Fred Clark is stepping down from teaching. But, he’s not stepping away from the students — it’s something he can’t even imagine.

Lycan to deliver American Philosophical Association lecture

UNC philosopher William G. Lycan will deliver the 2014-2015 Sanders Lecture at an upcoming meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA). Lycan is the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor in the department of philosophy. The Sanders Lecturer is selected by a special APA committee. It was established in 2013 “to honor a distinguished scholar in philosophy of mind, metaphysics or … Continued