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Text on left: Planting a Sense of Place: Undergraduate students, under the leadership of American studies professor Daniel Cobb, planted a garden inspired by their transcriptions of the diary of 20th century American Indian writer D'Arcy McNickle. Photo on the right: Two students sit on the ground in the garden.
A UNC student looks into a 3D printer. Inside the printer, a purple cylindrical object made of filament has just been printed.

Cloud-based printing comes to Carolina’s makerspaces

BeAM — UNC’s makerspace network — has rolled out 3DPrinterOS, a remote printer operating system that will allow makers to print from anywhere on campus.


A headshot of Britney Hong and the cover of her virtual zine. The zine looks like a composition notebook with stamps featuring places, plants and animals from around Asia. The title reads "Revealing History: Southern Asian American Writers Making their Mark"

A storied history

How do Asian American authors from the South use writing to reconcile their intersecting identities? Junior Britney Hong sought to find out through her Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.


Levi Tox holds a skateboard, which is about three feet in length and features a blue snake design. On the table in front of him is another skateboard he created, a sander and three bottles of paint.

A maker mindset

Senior Levi Tox has been a maker since high school. This summer, he used his expertise to create an efficient — and fun — way to get to campus with the help of BeAM.


Emma Fagerberg stands on the balcony of Hinton James residence hall on UNC's campus.

Making Carolina feel like home

Emma Fagerberg, a senior psychology and biology major, and her fellow resident advisors help new Tar Heels make Carolina their home.


Roberto Escobar in his uniform with American flag in the background.

Meet a new Tar Heel: Roberto Escobar

After a 20-year career in the Marines, Roberto Escobar will begin a new chapter of his professional life this week as he becomes a Tar Heel.


A headshot of Snigdha Chaturvedi

An interview with Snigdha Chaturvedi

Chaturvedi is an assistant professor of computer science in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. She studies natural language processing — how computers understand human languages.


Colleen McCann stands in front of a dramatic staircase. She wears a dark green suit.

An interview with senior Colleen McCann

The Tar Heel studies proteins to diminish diseases, such as heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about her in this Q&A with UNC Research.


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