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Memorial fund created in honor of department chair and distinguished professor Jonathan Hess

A memorial fund has been set up in honor of Jonathan Hess, professor and chair of the department of Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures, who passed away suddenly on April 9.


High school senior fundraises, raises awareness for concussions, traumatic brain injuries

For high school senior Madeleine McCluer, completing her senior project was more than just a graduation requirement at Hickory High School in Hickory, North Carolina—for her, it was personal. In October 2016, Madeleine suffered a concussion and has been dealing with the symptoms from it ever since. As part of her requirements for the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program, she … Continued


Beautiful shot of spring trees with pink flowers blooming as a students walks past buildings on the UNC Campus.

UNC-Chapel Hill receives $10 million commitment from Pope Foundation to advance core areas of excellence and service

On April 23, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced a $10 million commitment from the John William Pope Foundation to support a combination of core areas where Carolina excels: cancer research, multidisciplinary and innovative thinking, excellence in sport and being of and serving the state’s citizens.


Learning and Writing Center gift helps ensure students’ success

What do biology and classics have in common? In terms of subject matter, nothing really. Except that you can major in both at a liberal arts university. And use such a diverse background as a launching pad to a successful career. Those were the first steps along the path for Alex Yong ’90, now senior product designer for Major League … Continued


Caldwell family gift will encourage collaboration between American studies, Ackland Art Museum

When the Caldwell family decided they wanted to give back to UNC-Chapel Hill — a place that left a lasting impression on each of them — it made sense that their gift would revolve around American studies and the arts. Their appreciation and love for these two areas goes back to their time as Carolina students. Kate Caldwell Nevin ’99 and her father, Hacker Caldwell ’74, were both American studies majors. Nevin’s … Continued


John and Marree Townsend.2013 in NYC by Jennifer Calais Smith

A plan and a partnership: $10 million gift supports strategic initiatives

John and Marree Townsend’s commitments to UNC-Chapel Hill over the years have been both plentiful and purposeful — and none more so than their most recent $10 million gift to the College of Arts & Sciences to establish the Townsend Family Strategic Initiatives Fund and the Marree Shore Townsend Fellowship in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. This gift … Continued


Campus scene of the Old Well created using a tilt-shift filter effect.

Fifty-seven graduate students receive fellowships to advance their scholarship and teaching

Fifty-seven graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences have received fellowships funded by private support to advance their scholarship and teaching. Increasing support for graduate students has been a priority of Kevin Guskiewicz since he became dean in 2016.