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Group shot of the new Adams Fellows.

Carolina Public Humanities welcomes sixth cohort of Maynard Adams Fellows

This annual initiative led by Carolina Public Humanities supports 10 graduate students who are interested in using humanistic scholarship to build relationships between the University and the broader community. The fellowships are funded by the Taylor Charitable Trust.

A blessed life: Cliff Huang and his journey from Taiwan to UNC

In a story seemingly made-for-TV, Cliff Huang, Ph.D. ’68, weaves a tale that is truly rags to (academic) riches. It’s a story that led him to recently make a $1.5 million gift to support graduate students in the department of economics.

The Old Well on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 8, 2021. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Carolina names 68 distinguished professors

Martin Brinkley and Gregory Characklis are named Kenan Distinguished Professors. Chris Clemens is named a Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Convergent Science in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Caldwell recognized for outstanding advising by national association

Andrea Caldwell, senior assistant dean for Academic Advising, received an Outstanding Advising Award from NACADA, a national academic advising association.

Students make their way past House Undergraduate Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 12, 2018. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

The Time Tracker

The pace of life varies often. Sometimes it drags, others it races. But if time always moves at the same rate, why does it feel different? That’s a question UNC-Chapel Hill philosopher Carla Merino-Rajme strives to answer.

A woman participates in a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, D.C. (photo by Miki Jourdan, Flickr)

Taking On Discrimination

Julian Rucker wants to motivate people to address the stark racial disparities that have characterized the history of the United States. As a UNC-Chapel Hill postdoctoral researcher, he uses social psychology to unpack why structural racism exists, how people perceive it, and why we must change policies to eliminate it from our society.

Yesenia Pedro Vicente pictured smiling for a portrait

Carolina alumna builds community for grad students

Yesenia Pedro Vicente came to Carolina for her undergrad as a “first-generation everything.” Now, she has returned to the University to help underrepresented graduate students navigate obstacles.