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Will the Russia-Ukraine war last forever?

Historian and international affairs expert Klaus Larres analyzes Ukraine and Russia’s unwillingness to negotiate peace.


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Impact Awards honor graduate student research and contributions to North Carolina

The Graduate School announced its 2023 Impact Awards, which are designed to recognize the significance of graduate student research and students’ contributions to North Carolina in areas of education, economic, physical, social or cultural well-being. Three winners are from the College.


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2023 University Teaching Awards recognize 25 educators 

The winners, selected from 876 nominations, represent “the best of what Carolina has to offer,” campus leaders said. Many are in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Angel Hsu, an assistant professor of public policy and environment, energy and ecology, stands in front of a heat map generated by 40 volunteers who took temperature readings in selected locations around Chapel Hill on August 28, 2021. (Photo by Alyssa LaFaro, UNC Research)

Data-Driven EnviroLab tracks climate action

At the COP27 summit in Egypt, Angel Hsu’s lab held companies and governments accountable for their promises.


A collage of people and book covers that were highlighted in the 2022 BOOKMARK THIS FEATURE.

Bookmark This: 2022 wrap-up

We featured 10 amazing books by College faculty across different disciplines in 2022. “Bookmark This” is a feature that highlights these books. Enjoy this wrap-up, where we collect all of the “Bookmark This” interviews from the past year.


Black and white portrait of Karla Slocum leaning against a wall made of brick.

Rooted: Karla Slocum

Karla Slocum has worked for UNC-Chapel Hill for 27 years in a variety of roles, most recently as senior associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. She is also a professor of anthropology and the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy.


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Carolina study shows habitual checking of social media may impact young adolescents’ brain development

The study provides some of the first findings on how social media usage could have long-standing and important consequences on the development of adolescent brains.


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