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Louis Howard Porter

Louis Howard Porter, doctoral alumnus in history, is selected for dissertation prize

UNC-Chapel Hill master’s and doctoral alumnus Louis Howard Porter has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize.

Jennifer Washington (photo by Jon Gardiner, UNC-Chapel Hill)

Carolina veteran employees: Jennifer Washington

Today is Veterans Day, the day Americans set aside to honor those who have served their country in one of the military branches. Carolina has 306 veterans who are now working at the University, from all branches of service, who retired or were discharged as specialists, generals and many ranks in between. They have served in peacetime and in conflicts … Read more

Army Green to Gold: Zack Nodden Junior and ROTC cadet Zack Nodden grew up sporting Carolina gear and cheering for the Tar Heels, but his journey to Chapel Hill as a student took a little longer than expected. At 17, Nodden enlisted in the Army, following in the footsteps of his father and cousins who heeded the call to service. After 10 years in the … Read more

Kenneth Stern discussed "Antisemitism as a Form of Hate" as the signature event in the College's Countering Hate initiative. (photo by Donn Young)

Strong democracy is essential to combating forms of hate, antisemitism expert says

“Hate has been around for as long as human beings have existed. We’ve always had this capacity to define and vilify another … [yet] we don’t look at hate the same way that we do other feelings that are part of the human condition,” Kenneth Stern, director of the Center for the Study of Hate at Bard College, told an … Read more

Bill Ferris (photo by Donn Young)

Bill Ferris to speak at Winter Commencement

Grammy Award-winning professor Bill Ferris will deliver the University’s 2019 Winter Commencement address, Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz announced on Nov. 8.

Mike Levine

Cuba’s USB-driven music scene

A doctoral candidate in the College of Arts & Sciences’ music department, Mike Levine studies the Cuban music scene and how artists distribute their music through something called “the sneakernet,” Cuba’s grassroots alternative to the internet.

Adam Gold checks on a water monitoring station that he designed and built in the lab. A true Tar Heel, Gold is a Ph.D. student in the Ecology, Environment, and Energy Program, and previously earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNC. (Photo by Sarah Loftus)

Helping a coastal town monitor water quality

A doctoral student’s innovative design project is helping the North Carolina town of Beaufort keep a check on water quality issues in creeks and streams using inexpensive monitoring stations. The health of North Carolina’s coastal watersheds are essential for industries like tourism and fishing.

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