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Supporting and advancing women faculty

Funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, TEAM ADVANCE provides programs to improve mentor and mentee experiences, from seminars to peer mentoring circles.


New year, new goals: How to have happier relationships

Barbara Fredrickson studies the psychology of positive emotions, including love. Her research offers tips to build happier relationships and bring more love into our lives. Barbara Fredrickson is an expert on the science of love. For more than two decades, Fredrickson has studied the psychology of positive emotions. Now the UNC-Chapel Hill professor is focusing in on one of those … Continued

Terry Rhodes (photo by Kristen Chavez)

Rhodes named dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

She joined the faculty in 1987 and is the first faculty member from the fine arts to be named dean of the College since it took its modern-day name in 1935.

25 earn 2020 University Teaching Awards

These awards recognize the dedication and determination of Carolina’s faculty and inspire our students to learn and grow. Many of the winners are from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Through a New Lens

Through a Different Lens

How can students strengthen their education by stepping outside their major and trying something new? Two professors — one in studio art and the other in biology — pose this question to undergraduate students in a course combining science and printmaking.

The 10m Hobby-Eberly Telescope at McDonald Observatory in Texas (photo by Ethan Tweedie Photography).

New exoplanet is twice the size of Earth and closer in size to Neptune

The exciting new discovery, called G 9-40b, was validated using an astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State team with the help of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Goodman Laboratory, led by Chris Clemens, stellar astrophysicist and senior associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Willa King paints during a drawing class at Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy. (photo courtesy of Willa King)

Psyched for art

Senior Willa King writes about her internship last summer conducting art therapy with patients at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. King is pursuing a major in psychology and a minor in studio art.