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Nicole Toms in her graduation cap and gown.

Winter 2020 graduate: Taking baby steps to big goals

Senior Nicole Toms hopes to use her Carolina degree in environmental sciences to help others see the collective power of their baby steps around the issues that will save the world.


Charlie Helms walks across the walkway at Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Winter 2020 graduate: Computer scientist and community builder

Charlie Helms made his mark at Carolina when he launched Black in Technology, a student organization dedicated to increasing Black and minority representation in computer science.


April Bourommavong stands at the UNC Bell Tower.

Winter 2020 graduate: An advocate for Asian American students

Senior April Bourommavong is a first-generation student who co-founded the Southeast Asian Student Association during her time at Carolina.


Lizzie Russler sits down with mountains in the background.

Winter 2020 graduate: Global traveler

Senior Lizzie Russler has worked around the world tackling challenges at the intersection of human rights and climate change. An internship at Sephora also confirmed her interest in sustainability issues.


A host of colorful food on plates sits on a table.

Learning about the broader contexts of food

Focusing on topics ranging from North Carolina’s pork industry to school lunches, the College of Arts & Sciences’ “Southern Food Studies: Food and Race in America” course is causing some Carolina students to think twice about the food on their forks.


Prompts like a small heart drawn on your wrist can help you practice gratitude. (Photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

How to practice gratitude? Notice. Think. Feel. Do.

Carolina psychologist Andrea Hussong writes about empathy and offers practical ways to practice gratitude in our lives.


scene of the Old Well peaking through the leaves of a tree with red berries across Cameron Ave. from the Well.

Three College faculty named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Three faculty members of the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


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