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2019 Phillips Ambassadors

Seventeen undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors

Seventeen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Summer and Fall 2019 study abroad programs in Asia.


Marsha Penner teaching

Marsha Penner receives 2019 University Teaching Award

Marsha Penner, teaching assistant professor and associate director of neuroscience curricula, received a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.


Closeup view of the Old Well with purple and white flowers in the front in August.

Distinguished service awards presented to Bill and Marcie Ferris, David Pardue

Awards for distinguished service to the College of Arts & Sciences were presented to William R. “Bill” and Marcie Cohen Ferris, both Carolina professors emeritus, and alumnus David Pardue Jr. ’69 at a meeting of the Arts & Sciences Foundation Board of Directors on April 25.


Rohe and Webb

Harvey Awards go to faculty work: housing app, game for hospitalized kids

Two faculty-led teams working on products to help people outside the University will receive a C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities at Carolina, which supply $75,000 in funding toward each project. One of these projects is a web app that will assist people in Orange and Durham counties, and is being created through Carolina’s Center for Urban and … Continued


Carolina F1RSTS and Carolina Graduate F1RSTS get together to celebrate first-generation student success as part of the National First-Generation College Student Celebration.

UNC-Chapel Hill receives national recognition for supporting first-generation students

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a “First Forward Advisory Institution” and is among the inaugural cohort of academic institutions nationwide being recognized for their commitment to supporting first-generation students.


A line of Southern apples in a row. (by Diane Flynt).

Savoring Southern apples

Digital research projects in a senior seminar in Southern studies illuminate the history, stories, locations and culture of Southern apples. Students at UNC-Chapel Hill are the first to explore a new collection of papers on Southern apples in the Southern Historical Collection in Wilson Library.


Pictured in group photo: 2019 Diversity Awards. Alumni – Howard Lee ’66, Chapel Hill’s mayor for three terms, Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, NC Senator for 10 years, Chairman of the NC State Board of Education and Executive Director of the NC Education Cabinet. In retirement, founded the Howard Lee Institute. He earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from Carolina. Staff – O.J. McGhee, Manager, Instructional Media Services, Gillings School of Global Public Health Faculty – (TIE) Deb Aikat, Associate Professor, School of Media and Journalism and Evan Ashkin, Professor, UNC Family Medicine, Founder, NC FIT program, Physician, Prospect Hill Community Health Center, Regional Medical Director, Community Care of NC Graduate/Professional Student – Mariel Marshall, Master’s student of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in Allied Health Sciences. Undergraduate Student – Jermaine Bryant (senior, Johns Creek, GA), a Classics major Intergroup Collaboration – Diversity and Student Success in the Graduate School. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Six individuals and one program receive 2019 Diversity Awards

Using the tagline “an inclusive blue begins with you,” Carolina’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion presented its 11th annual awards April 29. Jermaine Bryant, senior majoring in classics in the College of Arts & Sciences, was recognized for his mentorship and critique of Latin and Greek narratives from a perspective different from most classical scholars.