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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.
Phillips Ambassador students gather for a group picture in formal attire

Sixteen undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors for study in Asia

Sixteen undergraduate students and one Ph.D. student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Summer and Fall 2022 study abroad programs across Asia.


Maria Palmtag sits at a table in the BeAM makerspace surrounded by stuffed animals.

Rising senior Maria Palmtag is helping to enhance BeAM’s textile program

A maker throughout her entire undergraduate career, Palmtag is using her extensive knowledge of makerspace tools to enrich the creative experience for Tar Heels to come.


Chemistry’s Zhukhovitskiy wins prestigious U.S. DOE Early Career Award

Chemist Alex Zhukhovitskiy has won an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. DOE awarded $110 million for groundbreaking research by 83 early career scientists this year.


Students participate in a Maymester drama course that focused on writing half-hour comedies for television on May 25, 2022, at the Gillings Center for Dramatic Art on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this image, (from left) junior Tara Ghorpadkar and sophomore Marion Dewey joke around after filming a scene. Ghorpadkar was the director and Dewey was the writer for the scene. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Maymester course turns Tar Heels into scriptwriters

Students in Maymester’s “Writing for the 30-Minute Comedy” course collaborated with Tar Heels from “Acting for the Camera” and “Directing for the Camera” to write and produce scenes for a sitcom in just three weeks.


A collage of images of fresh veggies and flowers, all from the Carrboro Farmers Market (photos by Baxter Miller)

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book: “Edible North Carolina: A Journey across a State of Flavor” (UNC Press), edited by Marcie Cohen Ferris.


The Bell Tower in summer.

Carolina’s newest distinguished professors

The University has awarded distinguished professorships to more than four dozen faculty in eight schools and the College of Arts & Sciences.


Samba Camara sits in his office with a camera in the foreground and his computer in the background.

Preserving endangered Islamic manuscripts

Scholars from the department of African, African American and diaspora studies and a University Libraries digitization specialist traveled to Senegal and Mali to preserve and digitize 6,000 pages of handwritten Islamic manuscripts.