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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.
Logan Brackett holds a plaque awarded to him as the 2021-2022 Award in Management recipient.

Biology department’s Logan Brackett earns College’s 2021-2022 Award in Management

Logan Brackett received the 2021-2022 Award in Management in the College of Arts & Sciences for his outstanding accomplishments


From left, Sheila Kannappan and Mugdha Polimera.

Astronomers find hidden trove of massive black holes

Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill, led by faculty-graduate student team Sheila Kannappan and Mugdha Polimera, have found a previously overlooked treasure trove of massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that offer a glimpse into the life story of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.


The Old Well under a clear blue sky.

College of Arts & Sciences awards $36,000 in grants to support DEI initiatives 

The College of Arts & Sciences awarded 13 academic departments a total of $36,000 in grants to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion  


A collage of images of familes and friends of Carolina people who are impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine stories: Staff, faculty share harrowing, inspiring experiences

The following was written by Mykhailo “Misha” Shvets, a Ph.D. student in the computer science department in the College of Arts & Sciences. A charity concert for Ukraine will be held May 22 in Hill Hall.


Recipients of the GAA's 2022 Distinguished Service Medals are Patricia Ann Timmons-Goodson ’76 (’79 JD) and Terry Ellen Rhodes ’78.

GAA Distinguished Service Medal awarded to Terry Rhodes

The General Alumni Association Board of Directors in May presented its 2022 Distinguished Service Medals to two alumni. The recipients were Patricia Ann Timmons-Goodson ’76 (’79 JD), of Fayetteville, and Terry Ellen Rhodes ’78, of Chapel Hill.


Photo of James W.C. White on navy background with the College logo and the words "Next Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences."

James W.C. White named College of Arts & Sciences dean

An experienced academic leader, James W.C. White brings more than 30 years of experience, a history of collaborative leadership and a commitment to preparing students for an evolving workforce.


Graduate student Liah McPherson has used drones to record the lives of dolphins and whales — and her time as an undergraduate researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill helped set her on her way. (photo courtesy of Liah McPherson)

Capturing the Lives of Sea Creatures

Liah McPherson records the lives of dolphins and whales — from Hawaiʻi to Antarctica. She’s now a master’s student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2019 with a dual degree in biology and animal behavior and a minor in marine science.