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CURS Director Bill Rohe addressing the annual Faculty Fellows Luncheon in 2016.

A Center for Interaction and Research: Bill Rohe’s leadership at CURS

After 25 years as director of the UNC Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), Bill Rohe stepped down and entered phased retirement on June 30, 2019. CURS’ Andy Berner sat down with Rohe and talked about his time at the center.


Excellence Perry

Orientation leader Excellence Perry: Helping new Tar Heels feel at home

On this week’s episode of UNC’s “Well Said” podcast, rising junior Excellence Perry shares how he hopes to empower incoming Tar Heels as an orientation leader. Perry is pursuing a double major in public relations and advertising in UNC’s School of Media and Journalism and management and society in the College of Arts & Sciences.


Elim mosaic detaiil. (photo by Jim Haberman)

Uncovered 1,600-year-old Jewish art brings more of an unknown culture to light

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Jodi Magness, researchers and students are the first to find a mosaic art depiction of a scene from the biblical book of Exodus.


How does exposure to extreme weather affect both people and places over time?

An interdisciplinary team that includes several CPC fellows has received a UNC Creativity Hub Pilot Award to begin to research how exposure to extreme weather events affects both people and the environment they live in over time.


Graphic illustration of psychoactive medication pills

Military Mindset

An increase in mental health awareness, low recruitment numbers, and longer deployments during the War on Terror — the longest-running conflict in American history — has shifted the rules and regulations for military mental health treatment. UNC medical anthropologist Jocelyn Chua speaks with active duty service members, veterans, and health care providers to learn more.


Creativity Hubs 2019 Winners Announced

Creativity Hubs awards accelerate solutions to societal challenges

Managed by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Creativity Hubs award program encourages and supports diverse, interdisciplinary teams that pursue answers to complex societal problems.


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To Conquer the World

In the earth’s long history of rulers and warriors, few stand as tall as Alexander the Great. A Macedonian king who built an enormous empire across the Middle East and Asia in 11 years, Alexander was a man known for his strategic cunning. But in historian Fred Naiden’s groundbreaking work on Alexander’s role as a religious leader, he shines a … Continued