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Carolina clinical psychology professor Jonathan Abramowitz poses for a portrait under the arbor in Coker Arboretum. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

How to return to ‘normal’

Navigating new social etiquettes and reentering social situations after more than a year of the pandemic isn’t going to be a simple transition. Carolina clinical psychology professor Jonathan Abramowitz shared advice for easing the transition.


Alayna Mackiewicz in front of the water with a sailboat in the background.

Summer Research Fellow Spotlight: Alayna Mackiewicz

Alayna Mackiewicz, a Ph.D. student in the department of biology, is the 2021 recipient of a summer research fellowship which allowed her to travel to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to conduct research at a renowned research lab in biological sciences.


Cover of The Intersector book on the left; photo of Dan Gitterman on the right.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College people, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book: “The Intersector: How the Public, Non-profit and Private Sectors can Address America’s Challenges,” edited by Daniel P. Gitterman and Neil Britto.


Collage of student ambassadors from top left to bottom right: Gina Chang, Allyson Dennis, Destiny Garcia, Jacqueline Gu, Caroline Le, Hugo Lemos, Jonthan Liao, Eleanor Murray, Skyler Noble, Stuti Parekh, Lauren Tart, Sovanny Taylor, Aimee Yan and Kelly Yu.

Fourteen undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors for study in Asia

Fourteen undergraduates from UNC-Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer, fall and academic year 2021 study abroad programs in Asia.


Awardees Mattias Miller (left) and Christina Oh (right).

Carolina students receive critical language scholarships from U.S. Department of State

Mattias Miller ’21 and Christina Oh ’22 have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study less commonly taught languages during summer 2021. 


From left Michael Rolleri in the production shop at PlayMakers and Joanne Ekena in her biology lab. Photo by Donn Young.

Lights on the Hill

Since January 2021, the College of Arts & Sciences has highlighted people putting service at the forefront as they helped to keep the University going during the COVID-19 pandemic. We close out this feature with Michael Rolleri and Joanne Ekena.


Lenny Bruce vinyl album cover stands beside a record player.

Learning behind the laughter

In Associate Professor Michelle Robinson’s American studies Maymester course, “Comedy and Ethics,” students explored how stand-up comedy enriches American culture and sparks ethical discussions, all while making people laugh.


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