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Jed Atkins named inaugural director and dean of College’s School of Civic Life and Leadership

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named Jed Atkins, the E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University and director of Duke’s Civil Discourse Project, as the inaugural director and dean of the School of Civic Life and Leadership.


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Carolina research takes the world stage

Message about tech use and teens’ well-being connects during World Economic Forum.


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UNC-Chapel Hill launches undergraduate data science degree programs

UNC-Chapel Hill will offer two new undergraduate degree programs with classes starting fall 2024. The B.S. in Data Science degree will be in the School of Data Science and Society, while the B.A. in Data Science degree will be in the College of Arts and Sciences.


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School of Civic Life and Leadership debuts new minor

The College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Civic Life and Leadership has created a new minor in civic life and leadership with courses designed to provide students with interdisciplinary training in civics, the humanities and scientific literacy.


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The faces of AI

Roni Sengupta develops AI to modify images and works to make this technology more accessible to everyday creators.


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Carolina innovator inducted into the National Academy of Inventors

Gregory Copenhaver, director of the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute for Convergent Science, has been named a 2024 senior member by the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of his work as both an innovator and a mentor to future inventors.


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Helping college students thrive

A new paper takes a look at key outcomes after the first year of the “College Thriving” course in the new IDEAs in Action curriculum. We chatted with co-author Abigail Panter, senior associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences, about the research in this Q&A.


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