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Mackenzie Collura Repp and Gabby Walton plant in the Carolina Community Garden.

Planting a “Sense of Place”

Together with American Studies professor Dan Cobb, undergraduate students learned the meaning of hands-on research over the last year and a half. They planted a garden inspired by their transcriptions of the diary of one of the 20th century’s most influential American Indian writers and intellectuals: D’Arcy McNickle.


Roy and Mary Alice Smith alongside a photo of Roy Smith in 1952 when he was a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill. Smith later pursued a master’s degree and Ph.D. at Carolina.

A world of possibility and promise

The Roy and Mary Alice Smith Fellowship Endowed Fund through The Graduate School will support future generations of students pursuing a graduate degree in chemistry. 


Ronit Freeman in her lab.

COVID-19 gets its just desserts with sugar-coated test strips

New research by UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of California, San Diego, develops a low-cost test strip that provides a simple and accurate detection of COVID-19 infection within minutes.


Kennedy Miller

Carolina senior music and English major named Marshall Scholar

Kennedy Miller, a senior studying vocal performance and English, is Carolina’s 22nd Marshall Scholar. The prestigious Marshall Scholarship funds graduate studies in any field at up to two institutions in the United Kingdom.


Students working on projects in the BeAM Design Center in Murray Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill. Photo by Jon Gardiner.

UNC-Chapel Hill receives second grant from the Kern Family Foundation to assess entrepreneurial engineering collaboration

Thanks to a new $631,000 grant from the Kern Family Foundation, a new assessment project will be led by Viji Sathy, associate dean for evaluation and assessment in undergraduate education in the College of Arts & Sciences.


Black hole at the center of the Milky Way

After a wild blowout a few million years ago, the central black hole in our galaxy now dozes fitfully

A multi-institutional team led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill traces still active particle beam. 


The Old Well viewed from across the street, with a tree with red berries in the foreground of the photo.

College faculty tapped for highly cited researchers 2021 list

Five College of Arts & Sciences faculty members have been named among the world’s most highly cited researchers in their respective fields for 2021.


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