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Molly Worthen moderated “Democracy and Public Discourse,” a 90-minute discussion hosted by the UNC Program for Public Discourse on Sept. 14. (Donn Young)

Discourse or discord?

A panel of faculty experts for “Democracy and Public Discourse” discussed polarization in today’s political landscape. The UNC Program for Public Discourse is in the College of Arts & Sciences.


The outside of a BeAM makerspace lab on campus, with a student working at a desk.

The wondrous world of Carolina’s makers

At BeAM — Carolina’s coalition of makerspaces — all are welcome and empowered to design, create and make, for any reason.


UNC-Chapel Hill's bell tower on a bright, sunny day

Carolina ranks fifth among national public universities for 21st consecutive year

U.S. News & World Report names UNC-Chapel Hill best value among public universities for 17th time.


Shayna Hill standing on the brick walkways on campus smiling at the camera.

Leading with her heart

Former Employee Forum chair and Massey Award winner Shayna Hill has tirelessly advocated for University staff during a dark and difficult period. Hill is manager for statistics and operations research in the College.


Former Director of National Intelligence retired Admiral Dennis Blair is the University’s first Knott Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Practice in the peace, war and defense curriculum in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/UNC-Chapel Hill).

9/11’s legacy

Two decades after the terrorist attacks, the country is dealing with the aftermath of two wars and a squandered opportunity for unity, says former Director of National Intelligence and professor of the practice Admiral Dennis Blair.


Photo collage, clockwise from top left: Nicholas Law, Daniel Matute, Alice Marwick, Cleo Samuel-Ryals.

Four UNC faculty members honored with prestigious Hettleman awards

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research. Three are in the College.


A swarm of monarch butterflies. (photo by Kristen Grace)

Who observes the observers? Scientists conduct large-scale study of iNaturalist users

Scientists analyzed more than 31 million iNaturalist records in a new study to find out who most often uses the popular nature app and what types of observations they submit. The most observed species? The monarch butterfly.


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