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Anna Atencio stands with a hand on her hip on the beach.

Surveyor and storyteller

Anna Atencio was a member of the first Chancellor’s Science Scholars cohort. Now she helps tell the unseen story below the seafloor as a geophysicist on the coast of North Carolina.


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Carolina maintains its rankings as a leading U.S. research institution

Between July 2020 and the end of June 2021, Carolina increased its annual research expenditures to $1.2 billion across all fields, with federal awards accounting for $748 million. The College of Arts and Sciences is the third-largest research enterprise on campus ($134.8M in FY22).


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Happy Holidays Tar Heels!

Enjoy this festive video greeting of the Old Well getting decked out in luminaries. Press play button to see the video.


Ariana Vigil sitting with one arm on her desk.

Creating community in the classroom

Ariana Vigil teaches and conducts research in Latina/o literature, militarization, and gender and sexuality.


Jim White leans against a rock, crossing his arms and smiling at something to the left.

From Colorado to Carolina

Jim White, the College’s new dean, is a climate scientist and a consensus-builder.


Bryan Stevenson wears a suit and speaks into a microphone at a podium.

Bryan Stevenson to deliver Spring Commencement address

The civil rights lawyer and leader of the Equal Justice Initiative will address the Class of 2023 on May 14.


Children in desks look to the front of the classroom as they pay attention in class to their teacher.

The impact of increased teacher turnover

The Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC) in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences is keeping notes on how many teachers and principals are leaving the profession. The data details a worrying situation in the state’s public K-12 schools.


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