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The Old Well surrounded by beautiful red flowers. Photo by Donn Young.

Seed grant for AI chatbot will help better track net-zero commitments

The UNC School of Data Science and Society awarded a seed grant to a UNC research team which plans to improve a fine-tuned large language model named ChatNetZero to better understand companies’ and governments’ net-zero commitments.

Beautiful red flowers surround the side of the Old Well with a view across Cameron Avenue of South Building.

Congratulations to our award-winning College faculty and staff

The College of Arts and Sciences celebrates the dozens of talented faculty and staff who received awards and honors during the spring semester.

Collage, from left: Headshot of Kathleen DuVal, right: book cover for "Native Nations"

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Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. The May featured book is “Native Nations: A Millennium in North America” by Kathleen DuVal.

Arne Kalleberg stands, arms crossed, in front of a bookshelf full of books.

Kalleberg elected to National Academy of Sciences

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology Arne Kalleberg in the College of Arts and Sciences has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

John Wood Sweet in the library sits in front of a bookcase full of books.

UNC historian tapped for National Humanities Center fellowship

Professor of History John Wood Sweet was among 31 scholars awarded National Humanities Center fellowships for the 2024-2025 academic year. Sweet was the only researcher from UNC-Chapel Hill to receive a fellowship.

Austin Vo sits on a mountain top. Behind him are mountains and cliffs under a blue sky.

Austin Vo’s graduate research has taken him around the world

The sociology Ph.D. student spent time in France to study “indigenous responses to French colonialism,” he shared, and is continuing his research in Vietnam and Senegal this year.

Collage; photo on the left: headshot of Jeff Spinner-Halev, photo on the right: book cover for "Respect and Loathing in American Democracy"

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Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. The April featured book is “Respect and Loathing in American Democracy: Polarization, Moralization and the Undermining of Equality” by Jeff Spinner-Halev and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse.