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Among the newest faculty hired by College of Arts & Sciences departments are, top row, left to right, Kennet Flores, Aaliyah Sadruddin and Malia Blue; bottom row, Gabriel Bump, Fenaba Addo and Gedas Bertasius.

Fresh faces: a cross-section of the College’s new faculty

Sixty-two new faculty members joined departments in the College of Arts & Sciences this summer. Meet six of them.


The outside of the FedEx Global Education center with the sign out front. (photo by Donn Young)

African Studies Center receives grant to develop elementary school content

The African Studies Center has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Oak Foundation for their project, “K-5 digital learning of contemporary Africa using technology,” which will produce resources for elementary school educators.  


a fall leaf rests on the University seal on the brick near South Building. (photo by Donn Young)

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 52nd in 2022 ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 52nd among the world’s top 1,600 research universities, according to the London-based ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings. 


a plate of Moroccan couscous with vegetables on top.

Area Studies Centers host Cultural Kitchen Series for N.C. educators

The UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University area studies centers connected with North Carolina educators in kitchens across the state in three virtual Cultural Kitchen sessions that explored dishes from Latin America, Southeast Asia and North Africa.


Left: book cover for "Everywhere you Don't Belong'; right: photo of Gabriel Bump the author

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book: “Everywhere You Don’t Belong” by Gabriel Bump, assistant professor of creative writing.


Research UNCovered: Nihar Vaidya

Nihar Vaidya is a Chancellor’s Science Scholar who uses computational neural networks to analyze brain patterns found in MRI data sets to predict when patients may encounter seizures caused by epilepsy.


Terry Rhodes stands in front of the Old Well. (photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh)

Dean Rhodes’ announcement of her upcoming retirement

I am writing today to let you know that I will be retiring as dean and as a faculty member of the College of Arts & Sciences at the end of this academic year.


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