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A researcher standing and staring at a volcano

How one UNC undergrad merged science with the great outdoors in the Galapagos

UNC Alum Will Larsen was able to navigate undergraduate research after stumbling upon UNC Center for Galapagos Studies and has now officially published a paper on his research in the Galapagos Islands.


Kimathi Muiruri

UNC-Chapel Hill announces third Rhodes Scholar winner Kimathi Muiruri

Kimathi Muiruri, a 2021 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which funds study at the University of Oxford.


Closeup of UNC archaeologist Jennifer-Gates-Foster in a trail in the Carolina North Forest. Photo by Donn Young.

Outdoor access for all

UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologists are working with a diverse coalition to develop an accessible trail network, uncover the region’s history and spur equitable economic growth in the small western North Carolina town of Old Fort. The project is supported by the Southern Futures initiative.


two researches with equipment in front of a mountain scene

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.


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