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Area studies centers host virtual K-12 global education programs

The area studies centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University collaborated to host a series of global education outreach programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Held during July, the virtual events connected teachers with relevant, digital resources to inspire them to incorporate more global content in the coming school year. The series was … Read more


Screen capture from virtual WRAL press conference shows title slide of the team's talk.

The impact of COVID-19 on North Carolina

UNC public policy fellows spent the summer analyzing the impact of the pandemic to the state of North Carolina.


PlayMakers building at night (HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces reimagined 20/21 season

Theater company’s 45th season embraces change and delivers range of work digitally.


On the left is a photo of Benjamin Mason Meier and on the right is a photo of his new book cover.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s book: “Foundations of Global Health and Human Rights” by Benjamin Mason Meier.


Summer image of the Old Well with colorful flowers in the foreground.

IAH fellows expand field of African American studies

Faculty Fellows at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities are putting the African American and African Diasporic experience at the center of their research, greatly expanding the fields of study that their research represents.


Jayla Cobbs

Meet a new Tar Heel: Jayla Cobbs

A Junior EMT since she was 14, incoming first-year student Jayla Cobbs is joining the Carolina community to go deeper into the world of medicine.


Clockwise from top left: Tanya Garcia, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Y. Sekou Bermiss, Grace Wu, Rahsaan Barber, Daniel Hurd.

Roll out the welcome mat

Their interests range from neurodegenerative diseases to eating disorders to race, class and gender to playing and teaching jazz saxophone. Meet six of Carolina’s newest faculty members.


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