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A view of the Old Well from across Cameron Avenue peeking through the leaves of an orange-brown tree. (photo by Donn Young)

College faculty on highly cited researchers 2020 list

Six faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences have been named among the world’s most highly cited researchers in their respective fields for 2020.


Jordan Davis stands on a concrete wall overlooking campus

Winter 2020 graduate: Providing an academic view on battle rap

When Jordan Davis graduates this December from Carolina with a master’s degree in anthropology, he will leave having written the first academic thesis on contemporary battle rap.


Nicole Toms in her graduation cap and gown.

Winter 2020 graduate: Taking baby steps to big goals

Senior Nicole Toms hopes to use her Carolina degree in environmental sciences to help others see the collective power of their baby steps around the issues that will save the world.


Charlie Helms walks across the walkway at Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Winter 2020 graduate: Computer scientist and community builder

Charlie Helms made his mark at Carolina when he launched Black in Technology, a student organization dedicated to increasing Black and minority representation in computer science.


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


A host of colorful food on plates sits on a table.

Learning about the broader contexts of food

Focusing on topics ranging from North Carolina’s pork industry to school lunches, the College of Arts & Sciences’ “Southern Food Studies: Food and Race in America” course is causing some Carolina students to think twice about the food on their forks.


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