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Tamlin Pavelsky, associate professor of geological sciences in the UNC Department of Geological Sciences, measures water levels at Botany Pond on June 9, 2017, in Chapel Hill. (photo by Johnny Andrews)

Global surface area of rivers and streams is 45 percent higher than previously thought

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Texas A&M University used satellite images, on-the-ground measurements and a statistical model to determine how much of the earth is covered by rivers and streams. They found that global river and stream surface area is about 45 percent greater than what was indicated by previous studies.


The spies panel uncovered in the 2018 dig. (photo by Jim Haberman) One panel labeled “a pole between two” depicts a biblical scene from Numbers 13:23. The images show two spies sent by Moses to explore Canaan carrying a pole with a cluster of grapes.

Unparalleled mosaics discovered by UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologist and team provide new clues on life in an ancient Galilean Jewish village

Recent discoveries by a team of specialists and students at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee, led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness, shed new light on the life and culture of an ancient Jewish village.


A delegation from the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program on foreign policy sit in a FedEx Global Education Center conference room to listen to a panel of Carolina faculty members.

UNC-Chapel Hill hosts International Visitor Leadership Program on foreign policy

A delegation from the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) visited Carolina to examine the role of academia in foreign policy.


Edwina Koch '17 (left), shown on the baseball field,pitched her Paris business venture at Saint Louis University’s Pitch and Catch Competition.

Carolina alumna and entrepreneur makes a Paris pitch

Edwina Koch, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages and a minor from the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship, started a business with a fellow student from England to help au pairs fill the knowledge gap.


Exchange students spell out C-A-R-O-L-I-N-A in front of the Singapore skyline in summer 2015.

Going global

Universität übingen is among Carolina’s six strategic partnerships that involve multilayered collaborations spanning a number of disciplines, schools or departments and receive sustained institutional commitment.


Banu Gokariksel

Gökariksel is appointed Royster Distinguished Professor for Graduate Education

Banu Gökariksel, a geographer in the College of Arts & Sciences whose interdisciplinary research examines religion and gender in politics, public life and identity formation, has been appointed the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor for Graduate Education.


"During a trip to seville, i attended a demonstration of traditional flamenco dancing and was awed by the vivacity and passion of the dance, which is communicated here by the motion of the dancer's twirling skirt and its fiery hue."

Carolina Global Photography contest to open June 1

The 19th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition will be accepting submissions beginning June 1, 2018. This amateur competition, which is open to students, faculty, alumni and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, showcases Carolina’s global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work.