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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 headshot of Noreen McDonald

Noreen McDonald named new senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs

McDonald brings a wealth of experience to the role, including having served as a UNC faculty member since 2007 and as the chair of the department of city and regional planning since 2016.


Ashton Thorne reads zines at a table in a library. A folder filled with other zines sits in front of him, and his computer is open to make research notes.

Ashton Thorne spent his summer searching for elusive, queercore zines

The UNC senior’s research took him to libraries in Chicago and North Carolina to find transgender representation in queercore publications from the ’80s to the early 2000s.


Madison Milotte stands in the fields at Peri-winkle farm with a butterfly net in hand.

UNC junior studies how climate change might disrupt butterfly life cycles

Madison Milotte used a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study how increasing temperatures affect the pupation of cabbage white butterflies.


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"

Student researcher explores Asian American identity in the South

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.


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.


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.