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A piece of pottery with writing inscribed in it

Researching resistance in pottery poetry

Michael J. Bramwell, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Studies, is collaborating with museums as they engage in social justice work—an initiative informed by a study of the past.


Headshot of Kainat Aslam in a UNC graduation robe standing in front of the Old Well

Creating A Pathway

With help from the Carolina Covenant’s Rural Medicine Pathway Program, Kainat Aslam is now a first-year medical student fulfilling her dreams to become a doctor.


Meet a 2021 winter graduate: Elliot Carey

Winter graduate Elliot Carey found his true passion for social work by serving his local community through volunteering with the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program. Learn more about this Carolina senior and read one of his poems.


Emilia Mazzolenis, dressed in cap and gown, looks up at the Old Well.

Drawn to the chase for research answers

Senior Maria Emilia Mazzolenis, a native of Argentina, uses her skills in behavioral economics and data science to help others.


Samuel Zahn

Senior Samuel Zahn named Schwarzman Scholar

Senior Samuel Zahn has been awarded a prestigious Schwarzman scholarship, which funds a master’s in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.


closeup of Saskia Staimpel in front of a painting at the Sonja Hanes Stone Center.

Sharing Black history and culture

Senior Saskia Staimpel has expanded her interests in Black student activism through undergraduate research and a fellowship at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.


Maximilian Spiegel stands outside on campus.

Exploring the world through popular music

Maximilian Spiegel will graduate in December and plans to pursue a career in academia based on his interdisciplinary study of popular music.


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