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Jordan Davis stands on a concrete wall overlooking campus

Winter 2020 graduate: Providing an academic view on battle rap

When Jordan Davis graduates this December from Carolina with a master’s degree in anthropology, he will leave having written the first academic thesis on contemporary battle rap.


April Bourommavong stands at the UNC Bell Tower.

Winter 2020 graduate: An advocate for Asian American students

Senior April Bourommavong is a first-generation student who co-founded the Southeast Asian Student Association during her time at Carolina. April Bourommavong’s parents both left their homeland in Laos in the 1980s as young adults, living in different United States cities before settling in Charlotte (where they met, fell in love and married). They raised their daughter to be community-oriented. “There … Continued


Lizzie Russler sits down with mountains in the background.

Winter 2020 graduate: Global traveler

Senior Lizzie Russler has worked around the world tackling challenges at the intersection of human rights and climate change. An internship at Sephora also confirmed her interest in sustainability issues. Lizzie Russler has kept her bags packed and her passport ready for most of her time at Carolina. The senior contemporary European studies major has studied, researched and worked in … Continued


Clockwise from top left: Joseph Fort, King’s College London; Michael Kris, UNC-Chapel Hill; Kristina Arakelyan, London-based composer and pianist; Evan Feldman, music professor, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Innovative faculty enrich learning through global collaboration

Whether the subject is music, medical anthropology or the business of health care, UNC COIL courses connect students with the world.


Vicki and David Craver

New gift endows and names the College of Arts & Sciences deanship

Craver family deanship will advance scholarship, discovery, strategic priorities.


Cherie Ndaliko in her garden, Uzuri Sanctuary.

Tools for change

A new learning initiative that launched this fall is engaging undergraduate students across the University in a transformative understanding of race, racism and racial equity — and equipping them with the skills to carve a path forward.


Lenore Hango holds a lighted flashbulb in the darkness around her.

Setting a Field Alight

With support from UNC student researchers, Benjamin Mason Meier has finalized a first-of-its-kind textbook integrating human rights policy into public health education — a guiding light to aid the next generation of researchers.


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