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1915 mail-order catalog inspires a 2015 challenge

In 1915, former UNC President Kemp Battle requested that in 1965 and 2015 that a member of the University community write an essay reflecting on the changes of the past 50 and 100 years — using the Montgomery Ward catalogs as a guide. On April 8, the history department and UNC Library will continue the challenge.

Sociologists examine the power of protest to bring about social change

In a new article published in the American Sociological Review, sociologists Michael Biggs of the University of Oxford and Kenneth T. “Andy” Andrews of UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences provide compelling evidence that protest can make a difference.

International Hip-Hop Artists Converge on Chapel Hill for Groundbreaking Cultural Exchange Program

Next Level hip-hop artists will present at a pop-up performance between classes from 12:05 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. Wed. April 15 in the James and Florence Peacock Atrium at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sullivan selected for Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award

The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina has selected UNC-Chapel Hill’s Terry Sullivan, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, for a 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching. Sullivan is one of 17 recipients, nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure

Environmentalist Williams: ‘Pick a national park and fight for it’

Author Terry Tempest Williams believes national parks are under siege, and on March 24 – in front of a crowd that included UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt — she urged people to become informed about what’s happening.

Students explore topics from voluntourism to hip-hop at annual AAAD conference

Students covered wide-ranging and diverse topics stretching from Africa to the black experience in the U.S. to the diaspora at the second annual undergraduate research conference in the department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

GEAB Impact Award winner helps N.C. manufacturers “go green”

Industries have pursued technologies that minimize the energy and resources necessary to make products in order to lower costs and fulfill consumer demand for “greener” manufacturing. Chemistry doctoral student Sara Turner is working to bring North Carolina to the forefront of this growing industry.