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Priscilla Layne holds a Lego creation she built. Behind her is a shelve full of Lego creations.

Volleying Research and Life

From pickleball to LEGO, Carolina researchers, including many featured in the College of Arts and Sciences, engage in a variety of hobbies to escape stressors that come with a career in academia.

Headshot of Rahsaan Barber holding his saxophone.

Music mosaic

Saxophonist Rahsaan Barber has played with some of the greats. At Carolina, he’s sharing his passion for jazz and other musical genres with students.

Family and food — KC Hysmith shares doctoral hooding mementos and memories

This month, KC Hysmith wore her late mother’s ring across the stage during her doctoral hooding ceremony — nearly 10 years after her mother died.

Marissa Carmi stands in front of The Gift sculpture near the Carolina Student Union.

Showcasing Native diversity

Graduate student Marissa Carmi is contributing to research about Oneida history, identity and sovereignty while supporting the larger narrative of Native diversity that has long been silenced.

The Phillips Ambassadors congregate in two rows, smiling at the camera.

Fourteen undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors for study in Asia

Fourteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer and fall 2023 study abroad programs in Asia. These distinguished scholarship recipients will study in India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Parisa takes a selfie at the hockey rink with her brother and dad.

Scoring the perfect internship

Recent graduate Parisa Vahid balanced her studies and senior thesis with a dream job as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes staff. She’ll keep cheering on the team as they play in the conference finals.

Fitz Brundage sits on a chair turned backward in the middle of Epilogue Books, surrounded by books.

Southern history revisited

A groundbreaking volume weaves a new narrative of the South from its ancient past to the present, drawing on top scholars’ work in global and Atlantic world history, histories of the African diaspora and environmental history.


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