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Bart D. Ehrman is the author of "Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife." Photo shows a picture of the author, Ehrman beside the book cover of the new book.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s book: “Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife” by Bart D. Ehrman.


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How to have a better day during the pandemic

Passively browsing social media is not good for you — and other useful findings on resilience and happiness from the ​Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab.


Ronit Freeman holds a 3D printed model of the coronavirus.

Molecular approaches to detect and mitigate COVID-19

UNC-Chapel Hill researcher Ronit Freeman wins support to capture and disable coronavirus spikes.


Rocky Mount Mills invoice from 1970.

The story of North Carolina’s Rocky Mount Mills

UNC’s Community Histories Workshop has developed Digital Rocky Mount Mills, a website with resources and information for those interested in the mill’s history, the North Carolina textile industry, K-12 pedagogy, African American genealogy, oral history and memory, historic preservation and economic development.


Photo of six women, dated 1937.

New Student-curated Online Exhibition Looks at Women’s Experiences at Carolina

“Climbing the Hill: Women in the History of UNC” focuses on women’s experiences at Carolina, covering a range of intersectional topics, including sexuality, race and age. The exhibition’s timeline begins before the admittance of the first female student, Mary McRae, in 1897, with artifacts including a dance card that men used to record their dance partners’ names when attending balls.


A seafood market shows a case of seafood with customers shopping.

Seafood mislabeling in North Carolina

Two recent student-led papers based on research in the undergraduate “Seafood Forensics” class at UNC-Chapel Hill show that seafood mislabeling in North Carolina is a big problem.


In “Introduction to Design and Making,” an applied physical sciences course, students work in groups to do a structured peer evaluation of their projects. The assignment was to design and build a scale model of an innovative furniture project. This is one of many examples in which students are developing an entrepreneurial mindset through applied physical sciences courses.

UNC-Chapel Hill becomes newest partner institution of KEEN

Applied physical sciences receives grant to promote an entrepreneurial mindset in undergraduates.


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