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Old Well surrounded by pink flowers in spring.

Patricia S. Parker wins IDEA Engagement Award from National Communication Association

Patricia S. Parker received the 2023 IDEA Engagement Award from the National Communication Association in recognition of her teaching, scholarship and service within the communication discipline.

Archive photo of Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer sitting and looking over a notebook together.

Spectacle and silence: Music of the atomic age

Anna Gatdula in the department of music is exploring the concepts of silence, sound and spectacle through her research of the operatic and film music of the American Atomic Age.

PPE Reading Group members stand together and smile at the camera in Gourmet Kingdom restaurant.

Discussing big ideas around the table

Undergraduate student reading groups, hosted by the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program, meet weekly to discuss challenging topics over noodles and dumplings.

Ethics Bowl team members stand side by side smiling at the camera.

Ethics Bowl team takes national title

Carolina’s coach said he couldn’t be prouder of the “intellectual studs” who won the intercollegiate championship.

A composite photo of the Old Well with Steve Israel's headshot on top of the photo.

$10 Million Gift Seeks to Ignite a ‘Humanities Renaissance’ at UNC-Chapel Hill

A major gift from UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Stephen H. Israel ’66, Vice Chairman Emeritus of Korn Ferry, will provide full Honors Carolina scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing a major in the humanities.


Digitally preserving Nepal’s ancient Swayambhu Temple

Last October, a team from UNC made up of Lauren Leve, an associate professor of religious studies, and Jim Mahaney, a research scientist in the department of computer science, traveled to Nepal to start the process of capturing the data needed to create an accurate 3D model of the Swayambhu Temple complex.

Students and band members and professor Marc Cohen stand side by side smiling and facing the camera.

English 105 students get ‘School of Rock’ experience

As part of teaching associate professor Marc Cohen’s writing and rhetoric course, they met a rock band and went to a concert.