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Thidar Aye -- in the lab -- smiles at the camera. (photo by Donn Young)

From Myanmar to Chapel Hill

Carolina Covenant Scholar Thidar Aye’s journey to Chapel Hill began in Myanmar. At UNC, she fell in love with research and hopes to one day enter a Ph.D. program in biology.


Daniel Wood as Ramses sits in the football stands.

Behind the horns

Senior Daniel Wood has spent the past four years as one of the most recognizable Tar Heels on campus without anybody knowing it was him. Ahead of his graduation this weekend, get to know the student behind Rameses.


Celebrated chemist Frank Ivy Carroll committed to ‘doing something good’

Frank Ivy Carroll (Ph.D. ’61), has more than 500 publications and 50 patents to his name ranging from treating addiction to the diagnosis of debilitating diseases, and yet — he calls his greatest achievement supporting graduate students.


Collage of different UNC classrooms after the COVID-19 pandemic

Cutting-edge classrooms emerge from pandemic

In overcoming challenges caused by COVID-19, faculty and staff have added and adapted technology to improve learning flexibility in classrooms across campus.


Star fish colored bright orange on the bottom of the ocean.

NSF $1 million grant to fund research in Galapagos

A jointly led UNC and USFQ research team will use a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research in the Galapagos and help determine how temperature influences marine ecosystems.


Nikki Salazar at the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, Spain.

Spring 2022 Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine now online

The spring 2022 issue of Carolina Arts & Sciences, the alumni magazine of the College of Arts & Sciences, is now online. On the cover: UNC’s Study Abroad Office adapted its programming during the pandemic, creating new global learning opportunities for students at home while helping others travel internationally safely.


Video screen capture shows two dancers dancing to an Afro-Latin music beat.

Roots of Afro-Latin rhythms

Researchers speak to Black dancers, choreographers, musicians, and academics about the roots of various Afro-Latin rhythms, the role of dance and music in identity formation, and how racism manifests in the Afro-Latin dance scene.