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Jim White stands in front of a window in South Building looking out at the Old Well.

Meet Jim White, College of Arts and Sciences dean

The acclaimed climate scientist discusses the new curriculum, the College’s $135M research enterprise and employee retention.

Joel Fodrie stands on a boat holding a fish.

Estuarine ecologist measures NC’s marine health

With the help of the N.C. Collaboratory, Joel Fodrie of the Institute of Marine Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences is leading a landmark study of coastal resources.

Collage of the two winners, from left, Amy Gladfelter and Robert Hummer.

Hummer and Gladfelter named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The newest members of the prestigious academy come from the departments of sociology and biology.

Shuford mentors and mentees stand together on the steps.

Shuford launches mentorship program with Ravenscroft School

The pilot program linked Ravenscroft high school juniors with students in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship this semester; leaders hope to expand the program to other schools.

Background image shows blue waves with three photos of water researchers, from left to right: Xiao-Ming Liu, Janet Nye and Rachel Noble.

Water researchers help protect precious resources

Three Carolina faculty members share the ways they keep our water healthy and clean, preserve marine life and work toward a sustainable future.

A collage of the artists featured in the video, clockwise from top left: Alex Gast, (center Madi Marks) , Emma Cooke, Bob Goldstein and Tracy Bersley.

Tar Heels reflect on the importance of art

You don’t need to be an art major to be an artist. Art plays a role in all Tar Heels’ lives in some form. On the seventh annual Arts Everywhere Day, Carolina students and faculty members talk about the importance of art. Click on the headline to see a video featuring artists in the College.

A graphic showing the GlycoGrip universal sensor for all SARS-CO2 variants.

Evolving candy crush: New paper shows omicron relies more on sugars for infection

UNC’s Ronit Freeman is working to understand how Omicron’s mutations make it the most infectious variant yet. A new paper examines how the increased positive charge on the surface of spike proteins of variants is affecting the virus’ interactions with its receptors. 

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