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Students line up to take their first sip from the Old Well.

The Old Well magic

Hundreds of Tar Heels started the first day of classes with a sip from the Old Well in hopes of securing some extra luck for the school year.


New student convocation pictures shows two people holding up a banner at the event that reads "Carolina Class of 2023".

A warm welcome at New Student Convocation, FallFest

On the first day of their Carolina careers, the Class of 2023 gathered in Carmichael Arena for a “pre-game pep talk” from legendary soccer coach Anson Dorrance urging them to take full advantage of their experience as Tar Heels.


Graduate student Anne Fertig developed a series of literary-focused events called "Austen and Company."

A path to public humanities work: Graduate student Anne Fertig

Anne Fertig (English and comparative literature) is expanding the work of the Jane Austen Summer Program into the Durham community by partnering with Durham community libraries to run book groups throughout the 2019-2020 year that expand local readers’ appreciation of female novelists (other than Austen) in the 19th century.


Messages of welcome embroidered by members of the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, which were displayed at the Singing Our Lives performance at the Tilbury Carnival.

A path to public humanities work: Graduate student Alexander Marsden

Alexander Marsden (music) worked with Together Productions in London on the “Singing Our Lives” project, which brings together refugees to write songs about their experiences and to build intercultural bridges.


Incoming Tar Heel will continue training as a “humanitarian warrior”

After serving five years in the Navy as a medic, incoming Carolina student Abel Miranda says he’s in the perfect place to continue his training as a “humanitarian warrior.”


View of the Old Well on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on July 10, 2018. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Mellon Foundation awards pilot funding for consortium in environmental humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $150,000 two-year grant to pilot a consortium of four research institutions and their public partners to study coasts, climates and the environmental humanities.


Pa Chia Thao

New student wants to uncover the mysteries of the universe

Pa Chia Thao arrived at Carolina with two big goals: to find a community of Tar Heels working to advance astronomy, and to support the representation of women and minorities in the scientific field.


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