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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.


Sociology department chair Andy Andrews shows off the crowded “wall of fame” of framed portraits of sociology faculty members who have led the discipline's most prestigious organizations. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

A decorated department turns 100

When looking for leaders over the past century, national organizations and the University have repeatedly turned to Carolina’s sociology department. The sociology department had planned to celebrate its centennial with a springtime symposium. But with the pandemic’s disruption to group gatherings, the celebration has been virtual as the department looks back on 100 years.


Elizabeth Olson with the words George Johnson Prize on her photo.

Elizabeth Olson is awarded the George Johnson Prize

Elizabeth Olson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at UNC-Chapel Hill, is the 2020 recipient of the George Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an Institute for Arts and Humanities Fellow.


Tim Morgan in combat fatigue.

Supporting Carolina veterans: Tim Morgan

After a career as an Army Ranger, senior Tim Morgan turned to Carolina to prepare him for his next career in law.


Tania Jenkins holds a copy of her new book, "Doctor's Orders."

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s feature: “Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession” by Tania M. Jenkins.


Woman sits on bench with dog. She's wearing a mask. The words It's a Great Day are written on the photo.

#GDTBATH: Tori Bobrowski

After she graduates from Carolina, sociology and psychology major Tori Bobrowski hopes to earn a master’s degree in social work. But the senior has already started serving and supporting community members in need.


Electoral College cartoon ballot box with vote

Rethinking election traditions

The Founding Fathers thought the Electoral College was a good idea, and Congress picked Tuesday as the best day to vote back in 1845. But are these election traditions still relevant today?