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Jocelyn Burney: Digging into the lives of ancient Jewish communities

Religious studies Ph.D. student Jocelyn Burney relishes the public humanities aspect of her graduate work — from contextualizing a pottery exhibit in Carolina Hall to teaching the Hebrew Bible at a Raleigh women’s prison to supervising the work of undergraduate students at an archaeological dig in Israel.

A headshot of Jieni Zhou in front of a mural featuring Rameses the Ram and other UNC landmarks.

Jieni Zhou: Researching how positive experiences affect our well-being

A fifth-year social psychology Ph.D. student, Jieni Zhou researches the intersection of well-being and romantic relationships.

Jimmy Dögerl sits at a table, leaning forward, his head turned to the right as he smiles.

Jimmy Dögerl: Bridging gaps in global conversations on climate policy

German graduate student Jimmy Dögerl chose UNC’s Transatlantic Master’s Program to study the American perspective on climate policy and spend a formative year in the American South.

A headshot of Jocelyn Chatman at the Old Well.

Jocelyn Chatman: Bringing performances to life through costume design

A costume production MFA student in the dramatic art department, Jocelyn Chatman makes performances come alive.

White words on dark blue background: Celebrating Our Graduate and Professional Students, Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week April 3-7

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week April 3-7

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2023 is April 3-7.

Waist-up shot of Charlotte Dorn standing on a dock ringed with greenery, a large body of water in the background and mountains in the far background.

Embracing a global engineering mindset

Charlotte Dorn, a Morehead-Cain Scholar, reflects on how the applied physical sciences minor and BeAM Makerspace program have prepared her for a career as a research and development engineer.

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A ‘Conversation’ with Alan Shapiro about his fellowship with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Alan Shapiro, a poet and professor emeritus in the department of English and comparative literature, reflects on his experience in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ Faculty Fellowship Program and his poem about scholarly work, “The Conversation.” 

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