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A drawing that depicts Paris in the year 1828

Setting the Art World Ablaze

Upon discovering a series of political cartoons mocking artists in 18th– and 19th-century France, art historian Kathryn Desplanque couldn’t stop searching for them. Now, she has amassed more than 500 and is using them to redefine how we think about art in modern-day society.

FedEx Global education building entrance at UNC-Chapel Hill campus

UNC-Chapel Hill receives platinum award for global learning, research and engagement

Carolina received the 2021 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research and Engagement from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in recognition of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize its campus.

Photo of Ben Frey in his office by Megan May.

The sanctity of Cherokee

As a result of systemic oppression, there are fewer than 200 native Cherokee speakers in North Carolina. UNC scholars are teaming up to create a new translation model and grow the literary library of works available in Cherokee.

An actor performing on stage with two fake animals

Bringing magic back to PlayMakers

PlayMakers Repertory Company will perform Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth,” its first live, in-person production in almost two years.

The telescope prototype sitting outside a night sky with the stars shining

A new way to explore the night sky

A group of graduate students led by associate professor Nick Law have spent the past year designing, engineering and developing a prototype for a new telescope system that will allow researchers to explore phenomena that no one has been capable of exploring before.

Hyde Hall on campus with lights in the windows.

Meet new leaders in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Meet Amarjit Budhiraja, Chairs Leadership Program Interim Director and Viji Sathy, Academic Leadership Program Director.

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Graduate students pioneer peer mentorship program

Graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and in the Department of Chemistry pioneered a peer-mentorship initiative, alongside The Graduate School’s professional development program, in order to better serve incoming graduate students.