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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.
Jared Richards holds a Eurypterus lacustris — a prehistoric, marine arthropod similar to a scorpion — specimen in the invertebrate paleontology collection at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology. (photo by Melissa Aja, Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University)

Bewitched by Invertebrates

Jared Richards studies bizarre and beautiful sea creatures over 480 million years old. At UNC, he studied quantitative biology, combining his love of science and statistics, as a Chancellor’s Science Scholar. He’s now a graduate student at Harvard University.


A headshot of Michael Figueroa

Michael Figueroa: Facilitating community

Michael Figueroa, who has led the Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group at the IAH throughout the pandemic, views the group as an opportunity for people to find support networks. “I want the ethos of the group to scale from the one-on-one to the collective.”


UNC's Barbara Stephenson (left) and USFQ's Diego Quiroga (right) sign agreement to renew strategic partnership.

UNC-Chapel Hill and USFQ reaffirm commitment to strategic partnership

The Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and UNC-Chapel Hill recently renewed their long-term strategic partnership.The two universities dedicated the joint Galapagos Science Center (GSC) in 2011 and are celebrating the 10th anniversary this year.


Collage; photo on left: author Chad Bryant; book cover for "Prague" on the right.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “Prague: Belonging in the Modern City” (Harvard University Press) by Chad Bryant, associate professor of history.


Carolina senior Shara He shows part of a data analysis group project she worked on this semester. She is one of the first students to graduate with a new minor in data science. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Data science minor graduates first students

More than 60 graduates of Carolina’s Class of 2022 will accept diplomas this weekend that include the innovative new data science minor introduced in the fall of 2021.


Alaina Plauche leans over a table, elbows on the table, smiling at the camera.

‘Go abroad. Say yes.’

Senior Alaina Plauche has heeded her own advice to future Tar Heels about studying abroad. This Carolina Covenant Scholar never could have imagined that her academic journey would take her to Bhutan, Spain, Uganda and Washington, D.C.


Alexis Dennis in her cap and gown in the Coker Arboretum.

A triple Tar Heel

Ph.D. candidate Alexis Dennis will graduate with her third degree from Carolina this weekend and continue the research she began as an undergraduate in 2008.