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Nine Carolina students win Boren Awards

Nine Tar Heels have received scholarships and fellowships from the Boren Awards, matching last year’s record-breaking total. Carolina was once again honored as a top-producing institution for Boren Scholars.


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Navin Bapat on the value of teaching students about international diplomacy

Navin Bapat, chair of the curriculum in peace, war and defense and Dowd Professor of Peace and War in Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, shares the value of teaching students about international conflicts and diplomacy.


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Global innovator Luoyi Cai enriches Chinese language learning at Carolina

“When I teach a language, I hope I do more than teach grammar and vocabulary,” said Luoyi Cai, teaching associate professor in the department of Asian and Middle Eastern studies. “I hope to open a new horizon of possibilities for my students.” 


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Seed grant for AI chatbot will help better track net-zero commitments

The UNC School of Data Science and Society awarded a seed grant to a UNC research team which plans to improve a fine-tuned large language model named ChatNetZero to better understand companies’ and governments’ net-zero commitments.


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Biology staff member honored for ‘herculean’ work

Massey Award winner Summer Montgomery ’81 is a student services specialist in the department of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.


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Congratulations to our award-winning College faculty and staff

The College of Arts and Sciences celebrates the dozens of talented faculty and staff who received awards and honors during the spring semester.


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Drop by Drop

Senior Abel Abraham shares his journey from being a first-year student during the pandemic to becoming an award-winning mathematics major.


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