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Collage shows pics of from left, top row: Mohit Bansal and Angela Smith; bottom row: Andrea Bohlman and William Sturkey

2020 Hettleman Prizes awarded to exceptional early-career faculty

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four promising faculty members who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise. Three are in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Jennifer Parker

History department’s Parker named College Manager of the Year

Jennifer Parker was named Manager of the Year in the College of Arts & Sciences for outstanding accomplishments in leadership and management.

Volunteer skinning a fish in the Galapagos while a seal watches

Reactivating the Galapagos economy

The UNC Center for Galapagos Studies and its partners are helping island communities recover from the pandemic’s impact.

Chancellor Guskiewicz, faculty and students pose for a picture at a fundraiser.

Asian American Center comes to Carolina, virtually

The new Asian American Center launches a new website and its first programming this week.

JJ Bauer gestures in front of her computer in her office as she teaches an online class.

The Great Pivot

When classes once again shifted to remote delivery in fall 2020, faculty across the College of Arts & Sciences, with the help of technology and instructional learning experts, say they were better prepared for it.

19th Amendment Suffragists

Votes for (some) women

As the United States observes the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, scholars call attention to hard choices faced by suffragists that still influence voting rights today. On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment — proclaiming that a citizen’s right to vote shall not be denied on account of sex — became law, a week after the Tennessee legislature became the … Continued

Two masked students hanging out on Polk Place

How to make friends during a pandemic

Mitch Prinstein explains how it’s still possible to build relationships during a pandemic, even when everything feels so different.