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Earth, marine and environmental sciences graduate student Sarah Wells-Hull, left, puts her hand on the Little River fault after an earthquake at Sparta, North Carolina, ruptured the ground in 2020. Ashley Lynn, right, works in the trench dug to expose the fault.

Research on rare NC earthquake aids preparation, forecasting

Two years after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Sparta, North Carolina, professor Kevin Stewart’s research shows why the event was unique and important.


Roberto Escobar in his uniform with American flag in the background.

Meet a new Tar Heel: Roberto Escobar

After a 20-year career in the Marines, Roberto Escobar will begin a new chapter of his professional life this week as he becomes a Tar Heel.


From left, Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy stand in a classroom hallway. (photo by Travis Dove/Chronicle of Higher Education)

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month: “Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom” by Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy.


A headshot of Snigdha Chaturvedi

An interview with Snigdha Chaturvedi

Chaturvedi is an assistant professor of computer science in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. She studies natural language processing — how computers understand human languages.


A woman in a lab coat stands in a lab wearing a mask holding up a beaker.

UNC-Chapel Hill research funding tops $1.2 billion

Research at Carolina drives innovation and breakthroughs in many fields of impactful study, from gene therapies and drug development to population studies to coastal resilience.


Left: John Bruno holds a Galapagos brittle star — an “echinoderm” that is related to sea urchins and sea stars. Right: John Bruno stands on a bed of rocks near the water.

Tar Heels in the field in the Galapagos

Meet some of the Carolina researchers who are conducting their research more than 2,600 miles away on the Galapagos Islands. Many of these researchers are in the College of Arts and Sciences.


The Warren County Courthouse in Warren County, NC.

Reckoning and re-imagining in Warren County

UNC-Chapel Hill folklorist Glenn Hinson and playwright Jacqueline Lawton are working with community members to examine difficult topics in Warren County’s history and to help forge a new future.


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