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The Old Well in summer 2017

Eleven UNC students awarded Fulbrights

Eleven students and recent graduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected to receive the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Angela Stuesse with Celso Mendoza.

Vulnerable workers, unsafe conditions

There have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in poultry and other meat processing plants in North Carolina, and over 10,000 cases across the United States. The industry is the subject of UNC-Chapel Hill anthropologist Angela Stuesse’s scholarly work.

Marianne Gingher's illustration of her on a Zoom computer screen.

One strange semester

Impressions, insights and lessons learned by faculty during spring’s historic shift to remote teaching.

Michael Emch has spent the past 15 years at UNC-Chapel Hill teaching and conducting research on infectious diseases. He specializes in disease ecology, or how human interaction and environment impact the spread of viruses like COVID-19. (photo by Kristen Chavez)

The Disease Ecologist

Michael Emch has spent decades tracking the spread of infectious diseases in human populations around the world. Now he confronts what it means to teach and conduct research during a pandemic.

photo shows closeup of graduation cap mortarboards with their Carolina blue tassels.

Carolina to host a Class of 2020 virtual celebration

At 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 10, the University will hold a Class of 2020 video watch party celebration so graduates and their families can celebrate together until it’s safe to hold an in-person ceremony.

Linda Cheng

Carolina senior accepted to the Yenching Academy of Peking University

The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program for outstanding graduates from all over the globe.

Shai Nickerson stands smiling in a yard full of trees.

Remember your resiliency and strength

We interviewed four graduating seniors about their experience at Carolina. Here are their stories and the advice they would give to fellow graduates. Shai Nickerson’s Carolina story is one of extremes: She once spent two weeks living in a mountain cave in Nepal as part of a Buddhist meditation retreat, taking a vow of silence, shutting down all technology and … Continued