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From Colorado to Carolina

Jim White, the College’s new dean, is a climate scientist and a consensus-builder.


Bryan Stevenson wears a suit and speaks into a microphone at a podium.

Bryan Stevenson to deliver Spring Commencement address

The civil rights lawyer and leader of the Equal Justice Initiative will address the Class of 2023 on May 14.


Children in desks look to the front of the classroom as they pay attention in class to their teacher.

The impact of increased teacher turnover

The Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC) in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences is keeping notes on how many teachers and principals are leaving the profession. The data details a worrying situation in the state’s public K-12 schools.


A black and white photo of Mike Piehler sitting on the banks of a creek surrounded by old trees and tree roots and his reflection in the water.

Rooted: Mike Piehler

Mike Piehler has been contributing to research at Carolina for 25 years. He was recently featured in the Office of UNC Research’s feature “Rooted.”


Javier Arce-Nazario sits at his desk with computer screens showing brightly colored maps.

Creative cartography

Geographer Javier Arce-Nazario uses innovative mapping technologies to help communities in the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Rico and beyond.


A crowd of waving Carolina Winter graduates in their blue caps and gowns.

Class of 2022 celebrates achievements at Winter Commencement

Winter Commencement on Dec. 11 was an opportunity for graduating Tar Heels to relish in their achievements and celebrate all the work it took to earn a degree from Carolina.


This illustration shows the Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite in orbit with its solar panels and KaRIn instrument antennas deployed. Credits: CNES

Hydrologist leads science behind SWOT satellite

NASA’s Dec. 15 launch of an eye in the sky to monitor Earth’s water follows 18 years of work by Tamlin Pavelsky, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a global team. 


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