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Lights on the Hill

Lights on the Hill is a monthly photo feature highlighting College people who are putting service at the forefront as they help to keep the University going during the COVID-19 pandemic … and beyond. This month: Christie Hinson Norris, director of Carolina K-12.


Photo of UNC Orchestra students practicing on campus

UNC Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert brings local African American composer’s voice front and center

Funded by Arts Everywhere and the music department, the student orchestra commissioned a new piece from Durham Symphony conductor and composer William Henry Curry.


Photo of Kay Youngstrom posing on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus

Kay Youngstrom

Through an internship with Med Aditus, Kay Youngstrom uses data analysis to address which of the company’s drugs are most accessible and least susceptible to counterfeits in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Photo of a student studying in front of Wilson Library on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus

UNC-Chapel Hill places in the top 5 of The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges

UNC-Chapel Hill also ranked second on the list of public universities for financial aid and fifth among best value public colleges for students with no demonstrated financial need.


Headshot of Sharon L. James

Sharon James is UNC-Chapel Hill nominee for BOG Award for Excellence in Teaching

Sharon L. James, professor of classics, was selected as one of the recipients of the 2021 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.


A young couple with masks sit together; the young man has her head on the young man's shoulder.

Positive emotions and public health

Throughout history, societies have relied on people’s behaviors to help curb the spread of disease. A new paper offers the first evidence that the affective quality of people’s ordinary social interactions in both private and public spaces may shape infection-reducing behaviors during COVID-19.


Side view photo of South Buildings with beautiful white blooming flower in the front from spring 2018.

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty named to National Academy of Sciences

The four distinguished professors, including three from the College, were among the new members elected April 26 in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.


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