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Lizzy Anne Harding '23

Memorial fund honors the life of Lizzy Harding ’23

The Lizzy Anne Harding Memorial Fund has been established to honor and recognize the life of Lizzy Harding.


UNC historian Lloyd Kramer is teaching his last class this semester — “Modern European Intellectual History,” which covers the evolution of ideas in Europe from the 18th century to the beginning of the 21st century. (photo by Donn Young)

A heart for the humanities

The Carolina history professor has spent nearly four decades sharing the enduring value of the humanities with audiences inside and outside the classroom. When students question Lloyd Kramer about the value of a humanities degree, the veteran professor of history responds succinctly: It prepares you for life.


Overhead view of the Cape Fear River in Wilmington with buildings lining the waterfront.

Flowing Together: Restoring North Carolina’s drinking water

PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” are prevalent in a variety of products and linked to a range of health problems. An interdisciplinary group of UNC-Chapel Hill scientists and engineers are deploying and evaluating technologies that filter these difficult-to-remove substances from N.C.’s drinking water.


From left, Harriet Houston Shaffer and Charles Milton Shaffer Jr. with their children, Emi Shaffer Gragnani, Caroline Shaffer Vroon and Charles Shaffer III, attending a major league baseball game together. (Photo courtesy of the Shaffer family)

Gift to support philanthropy fellow is a fitting legacy for devoted Tar Heel

The Charles M. Shaffer Jr. Distinguished Fellow in Philanthropy Fund, established in honor of a late Carolina alumnus and philanthropist, will support the work of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program in pursuit of giving back.


A Family’s Legacy of Education and Curiosity

A strong affinity for UNC and a profound belief in the life changing influence of education inspired Nikin ’05 and Rashmi ’05 Shah to establish the Tilak and Aruna Shah Biomedical Engineering Scholarship.


Lives guided by great books

The new Weldon Thornton Society and Teaching Award affirm the central place of the humanities in the arts and sciences tradition that has long defined a Carolina education.


A composite photo of the Old Well with Steve Israel's headshot on top of the photo.

$10 Million Gift Seeks to Ignite a ‘Humanities Renaissance’ at UNC-Chapel Hill

A major gift from UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Stephen H. Israel ’66, Vice Chairman Emeritus of Korn Ferry, will provide full Honors Carolina scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing a major in the humanities.


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