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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.

left: headshot of Lyneise Williams at a desk with various writings; right: headshot of Uredo Agada

Q&A with Friday Award Recipients Uredo Agada and Lyneise Williams

Professor Lyneise Williams and sophomore Uredo Agada report on their joint research project that was sponsored by the William C. Friday Arts and Humanities Research Award.

Marissa Carmi stands outside under a tree.

Carolina celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

Graduate student Marissa Carmi is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin — and as an American Indian — she’s brought her life experiences and perspective to serve graduate and professional students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

Michelle Freeman stands in a cemetery as birds fly into the sky behind her.

The Layers Beneath the Church

Michelle Freeman uncovers how clergy and laity revered saints in the fourth to sixth centuries to improve cultural understanding today.

The cupola of Hyde Hall with fall foliage behind it. On top of the cupola is an small owl.

Hyde Hall at 20

Nestled in the upper quad of McCorkle Place with its brick exterior, you could be forgiven for thinking that Hyde Hall is a historic building with roots to the University’s earliest decades. But the building, which is home to the College’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities, is just turning 20 years old.