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A project of her own

Most UNC-Chapel Hill PhD students oversee their own research projects for their dissertations. But Kriddie Whitmore did it in a foreign country — and with the added challenges of a language barrier, bad weather, and limited equipment.


Nichola Lowe pictured smiling in the City and Regional planning department building

Putting skill to work

Nichola Lowe spotted the gaps in the U.S. workforce long before the pandemic shined a light on them. Most recently, she’s written a book on the topic and is using lessons from the pandemic to drive her current research.


Juan Castro smiling in front of the Old Well on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus

Belonging and empowerment

Senior Juan Castro wasn’t sure that he’d find his place at Carolina. But through the Carolina Covenant, the Latinx Center and volunteer opportunities, the Tar Heel found a sense of belonging in Chapel Hill.


Text on tan background: Market Power Politics by Stephen Gent and Mark Crescenzi. October 2021 Bookmark This. Photo of book cover on the right.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “Market Power Politics: War, Institutions and Strategic Delay in World Politics” by Stephen E. Gent and Mark J.C. Crescenzi.


A blessed life: Cliff Huang and his journey from Taiwan to UNC

In a story seemingly made-for-TV, Cliff Huang, Ph.D. ’68, weaves a tale that is truly rags to (academic) riches. It’s a story that led him to recently make a $1.5 million gift to support graduate students in the department of economics.


Clare MacDonald in her graduation cap and gown before her graduating in 2019. (Photo courtesy Clare MacDonald)

From Carolina to LinkedIn

Carolina alumna Clare MacDonald has tapped into the skills she gained studying political science and studio art in the College of Arts & Sciences to propel herself to a career as a product designer for LinkedIn.


Ashley Dos Santos wears a mask in the BeAM makerspace.

#GDTBATH: Ashley Dos Santos

Senior Ashley Dos Santos knew that Carolina’s makerspaces were where she belonged even before she was officially a Tar Heel. Now an active member in the Be A Maker Network, she’s working to bring the world of making to more students.


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