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Stephen Anderson at the piano

Writing a new arrangement of a classic festival

The Carolina Jazz Festival will look a little different this year, but will contain the same spark and vibrancy. The festival will kick off with two livestreamed concerts: the UNC Faculty Jazz Concert on Feb. 18 and the UNC Jazz Combo Concert on Feb. 19.

Xiao-Ming Liu seen collecting water samples

Unearthing the Planet’s History

How did the planet become what it is today? UNC geochemist Xiao-Ming Liu collects samples of soil, rocks, and water from places like Hawaii to find the answer.

Bartolome Island is one of the most frequently visited sites in the Galpagos archipelago. (photo by Megan May). Photo is a wide angle view of the island, with mountains and the ocean.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

About 71 percent of Earth is water. Of that water, 96.5 percent is oceans. So why do most air pollution and emissions studies focus on terrestrial research? An interdisciplinary team of UNC researchers has combined their expertise to determine how much marine-source emissions impact human health and the earth.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. draws parallels between post-Reconstruction and present day

During Tuesday’s Frey Lecture, the Emmy Award-winning scholar said history foretold what might follow Obama’s presidency — a rise in white supremacy and a rollback of progress.

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The language studies program that united Carolina and Duke

After joining forces in 2009, the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies has risen to become one of the most respected German studies programs in North America.

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Tar Heels connect with Vietnamese language, culture in new program

The University’s new Vietnamese language pilot program is allowing students to enroll in introductory Vietnamese language classes at SOAS University of London.

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Art Pen Pals program helps Carolina community connect through art

Arts Everywhere’s Art Pen Pals program assists students, staff, faculty and members of the broader Carolina community in building connections through exchanging art, even if they aren’t physically on campus.