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Arts Everywhere initiative launches free app to connect community with the arts on campus

On Jan. 22, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Arts Everywhere initiative launched a new mobile app that will serve as a one-stop shop to connect the campus and the wider community to art experiences happening at the University.

Catherine Chen, a UNC PhD student in the Department of Biology, shows off a set of plastic spadefoot toads that she created to aid her research on their mating habits.

Making Scientists

Thanks to an industry partnership with Eastman and the Eastman Foundation, UNC’s BeAM makerspace program provides 3-D printer filament to students, faculty, and staff free of charge — encouraging a culture of creativity at Carolina.

Report shows Muslim-American terrorism cases continued to drop in 2017

A new report by a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill documents a continuing decline in the number of Muslim-Americans associated with violent extremism in 2017. The total for the first year of the Trump administration continued a downward trend that was visible in the final year of the Obama administration.

Mariam Alkazemi, Gulf University for Science & Technology, with advisor Deb Aikat and UNC Mideast Center program director, Charles Kurzman.

UNC Mideast Center Hosts Final Cohort of Carnegie Fellowships in Support of Arab Region Social Science

The Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations was pleased to host its final cohort of early-career social scientists from universities in the Arab world for semester-long fellowships.

Chalkboard showing numbers and figures in physics equations (graphic illustration by Corina Cudebec, Endeavors magazine)

Speaking Math

Imagine spending an entire lifetime reading one sentence — that’s the kind of problem Joaquín Drut faces every day. The UNC physicist works with numbers too large to compute in an effort to better understand the way our universe works.

Photo of Hyde Hall, the home of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. (photo by Donn Young)

Nelson Schwab: The arts and humanities prepare you “for a more whole life”

Nelson Schwab III (’67), chair of the advisory board of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, talks about his service as a Carolina alumnus, his favorite class, why he supports the arts and humanities, and how his UNC education contributed to his career success.

A graduate student sets up a light-driven reaction with an organic dye. (photo by Mary Lide Parker)

Generating Power Like Plants

When plants absorb sunlight, they convert carbon dioxide into energy-rich organic compounds. What if humans could do the same thing? What if we could pull CO2 out of the air and use it to build organic molecules? This revolutionary idea is still just that — an idea. But organic chemists at UNC are laying the groundwork for turning it into … Continued

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