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Coronavirus update

The University has announced a new plan that will encourage greater “social distancing” and mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Spring break is extended through March 22. Remote instruction for the majority of courses will begin the week of March 23.

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Research UNCovered: Benjamin Frey

Benjamin Frey is an assistant professor in the Department of American Studies. He studies the Cherokee language, now endangered, in order to recover the social networks, spaces, domains and means of transference that once allowed it to thrive.

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Why do sea turtles eat ocean plastics? New research points to smell

New research from Carolina shows that plastics floating in the ocean build a coating of algae and microorganisms that smells edible to turtles.

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Was the Bible’s Gospel of John author fake?

In a paper published on March 2 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament, UNC-Chapel Hill religious studies assistant professor Hugo Mendez explains for the first time that the texts for the Bible’s Gospel of John and 1 John, 2 John and 3 John were likely written by multiple authors falsely claiming to be a single person … Read more

Rachel Seidman's new book is "Speaking of Feminism: Today's Activists on the Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Women's Movement." (photo by Kristen Chavez) She is pictured here holding her book.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni, published on the first Friday of every month. This month’s featured book is “Speaking of Feminism: Today’s Activists on the Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Women’s Movement” (UNC Press, September 2019) by Rachel F. Seidman.

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Supporting and advancing women faculty

Funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, TEAM ADVANCE provides programs to improve mentor and mentee experiences, from seminars to peer mentoring circles.

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Building a diverse intellectual community

The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity develops postdocs for possible tenure-track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities.

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