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Marissa Carmi stands outside under a tree.

Carolina celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

Graduate student Marissa Carmi is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin — and as an American Indian — she’s brought her life experiences and perspective to serve graduate and professional students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  


Michelle Freeman stands in a cemetery as birds fly into the sky behind her.

The Layers Beneath the Church

Michelle Freeman uncovers how clergy and laity revered saints in the fourth to sixth centuries to improve cultural understanding today.


Allen Wood stands in a laboratory.

From research to application: Interning at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Allen Wood, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in materials science, spent his summer as an intern at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, working on 3D printing plastic scintillators for use as radiation detectors.


A person takes a picture of the signatures on one of the buses from the 2022 Tar Heel Bus Tour with their phone.

2 Carolina leaders reflect on the bus tour

Hear from the interim vice chancellor for research and the College of Arts and Sciences dean on the biggest surprises, what sparked the most conversation and more from the 2022 Tar Heel Bus Tour.


Banner with headshot of Adm. Dennis Blair plus text "Peace, War and Defense curriculum / College of Arts and Sciences"

Nuclear war in Ukraine not likely

Despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s saber-rattling remarks, he won’t deploy atomic weapons, says retired Admiral Dennis Blair during his talk, “Contemporary Wars and America’s Strategic Position in the World.”


Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown sit in the front row of a movie theater, a bag of popcorn between them.

Film Beyond the Stars

Five years in, the Cosmic Rays Film Festival continues to provide a venue for experimental filmmakers in Chapel Hill.


Bret Devereaux stands with his right hand pointing into the air and his left as a fist at his waist, imitating the Augustus of Prima Porta statue.

When in Rome

Bret Devereaux, an alumnus and visiting lecturer in the department of history, applies his research on the Romans to modern day America in both his field and his classroom.


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