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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 … Read more


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Protecting the Galapagos Islands

Carolina researchers at the Galapagos Science Center have been shining a light on the challenges presented by human interactions on the islands and working to find the balance between helping the islands’ economy thrive while also protecting the iconic species.


Triptych of Savannah Faircloth's drawings

The Art of French Drawing

UNC senior Savannah Faircloth traveled to Paris in the summer of 2019 to learn about French culinary culture and the relationship Parisians have with food. Then, she drew their portraits.


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College of Arts & Sciences COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Instructors

The purpose of this FAQ is to answer questions that the Dean’s Office is receiving from faculty, teaching assistants and other instructors of record. It is not meant to be a complete set of answers to all questions, and it will be updated as needed.