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April Bourommavong stands at the UNC Bell Tower.

Winter 2020 graduate: An advocate for Asian American students

Senior April Bourommavong is a first-generation student who co-founded the Southeast Asian Student Association during her time at Carolina. April Bourommavong’s parents both left their homeland in Laos in the 1980s as young adults, living in different United States cities before settling in Charlotte (where they met, fell in love and married). They raised their daughter to be community-oriented. “There … Continued


Lizzie Russler sits down with mountains in the background.

Winter 2020 graduate: Global traveler

Senior Lizzie Russler has worked around the world tackling challenges at the intersection of human rights and climate change. An internship at Sephora also confirmed her interest in sustainability issues. Lizzie Russler has kept her bags packed and her passport ready for most of her time at Carolina. The senior contemporary European studies major has studied, researched and worked in … Continued


Clockwise from top left: Joseph Fort, King’s College London; Michael Kris, UNC-Chapel Hill; Kristina Arakelyan, London-based composer and pianist; Evan Feldman, music professor, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Innovative faculty enrich learning through global collaboration

Whether the subject is music, medical anthropology or the business of health care, UNC COIL courses connect students with the world.


Bleached corals in the Caribbean Sea. (photo courtesy of Karl Castillo)

UNC-Chapel Hill joins international consortium to tackle the crisis of coral bleaching

New common framework developed by a team of top scientists will help research into climate-threatened ocean reefs around the world.


Sarah Mackenzie and Peter Angrinda have been selected for the 2021 Rhodes Scholar cohort. (Right photo Alessandro Uribe-Rheinbolt)

Two Tar Heels named Rhodes Scholars

Peter Andringa and Sarah Mackenzie are Carolina’s 50th and 51st Rhodes Scholars. The world’s oldest international fellowship award, the Rhodes Scholarship funds study at the University of Oxford in England.


Tania Jenkins holds a copy of her new book, "Doctor's Orders."

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s feature: “Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession” by Tania M. Jenkins.


A group of people standing on a farm waving

High-Resolution Drone and Aerial Imagery Helps Engage Farmers in Galapagos Highlands

UNC undergraduate Mia Colloredo-Mansfeld, UNC PhD candidate Francisco Laso and UNC researcher Javier Arce-Nazario have engaged farmers in mapping their own land and shared aerial images with them in order to further the sharing of agricultural knowledge.


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