Liah McPherson records the lives of dolphins and whales — from Hawaiʻi to Antarctica. She’s now a master’s student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2019 with a dual degree in biology and animal behavior and a minor in marine science.
Jared Richards studies bizarre and beautiful sea creatures over 480 million years old. At UNC, he studied quantitative biology, combining his love of science and statistics, as a Chancellor’s Science Scholar. He’s now a graduate student at Harvard University.
Michael Figueroa, who has led the Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group at the IAH throughout the pandemic, views the group as an opportunity for people to find support networks. “I want the ethos of the group to scale from the one-on-one to the collective.”
The Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and UNC-Chapel Hill recently renewed their long-term strategic partnership.The two universities dedicated the joint Galapagos Science Center (GSC) in 2011 and are celebrating the 10th anniversary this year.
Fourteen students and recent graduates from UNC-Chapel Hill have been selected to receive the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award. This year’s recipients represent graduating seniors to doctoral candidates in multidisciplinary fields, including English, history, public policy and public health.
Catherine Haas (M.A. global studies ’22) and fellow graduate students won an Arts Innovation Grant to launch a digital student journal, The Global Gazette.
Nearly 6,200 Tar Heels celebrated their graduation at Sunday’s Spring Commencement, where keynote speaker Frank Bruni challenged the Class of 2022 to choose happiness and count their blessings. Bruni encouraged the new alumni to exercise ‘a special kind of wisdom.’
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