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- Brad Erickson showing community members his virtual reality program that allows users to walk through models of ancient synagogues.

Ancient Worlds in a Digital Realm

When Brad Erickson decided to pursue his Ph.D., there was no question about where he wanted to go. “The only person I could imagine working with was the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies’ Jodi Magness,” he said.


A screen capture of the timeline's first page shows the date the University opened in 1795. The College traces its history to the very beginning of the University, when core subjects like English, Latin and Mathematics were taught.

Happy 225: Timeline showcases the College of Arts & Sciences’ history

This history timeline shows when the College of Arts & Sciences’ modern-day academic departments and major centers, institutes and programs were founded. Many of the oldest departments trace their origins back to when the first faculty were hired, since formal departments did not exist until much later.


Julia Haslett, a documentary filmmaker and assistant professor of communication, edits her films in her home office in Carrboro, North Carolina. (photo by Alyssa LaFaro)

Cross-Cultural Connections

Documentary filmmaker Julia Haslett tells stories that transcend borders, giving her audience a window into worlds they couldn’t have explored otherwise, and are already connected to in ways they couldn’t have imagined.


Jason Metcalfe (right), mathematics professor, received the 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. He is pictured with Robert Booth, who received his doctoral degree in mathematics in August 2018 and participated in the 2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. (photo by York Wilson)

Jason Metcalfe receives 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Jason Metcalfe, professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring.


Andrew Pendergast

Andrew Pendergast is UNC-Chapel Hill’s 48th Goldwater Scholar

Andrew Pendergast, a third-year student at UNC-Chapel Hill, was recently selected for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Pendergast, who is pursuing a major in chemistry, hopes to earn a doctorate of philosophy in analytical chemistry.


Photo shows a closeup of a large board holding a variety of tools and a closeup of hands picking up the tools.

BeAM Learning and Innovation Studio provides space for long-term projects

The new BeAM Learning & Innovation Studio – is an area that will give Carolina makers a place to iterate freely, explore important ideas and build projects over time.


Elayna Locklear

Elayna Locklear is UNC-Chapel Hill’s second American Indian Udall scholar

Elayna Locklear, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has been awarded the Udall scholarship to help her pursue a career in osteopathic medicine to treat Native and minority populations in underserved areas. Sophomore Brooke Bauman has also been recognized with an honorable mention.


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