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A Russian Flagship capstone year in Kazakhstan

Griffin McGuire traveled to Russia for the first time in 2019 for an intensive language program in St. Petersburg and is now a student in the UNC Russian Flagship Program. The federally funded language initiative is the first of its kind in North Carolina.

Genna Rae McNeil greets attendees at the 2017 African American History Month Lecture. Photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill.

Professor McNeil’s curve

History professor Genna Rae McNeil will retire soon, leaving a legacy of scholarship, influential teaching, respectful discourse, advocacy for equality and, above all, students who go on to do great things.

Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies Celebrates its First Endowment

The Gafinowitz family has made a lasting pledge to the department of African, African American and diaspora studies in honor of professor Eunice Sahle’s excellence in teaching, research, leadership and mentorship.

TEAM ADVANCE: Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring - UNC.

Making faculty mentorship more equitable

Carolina’s TEAM ADVANCE seeks to strengthen faculty pipelines by boosting mentoring for women, especially women of color.

Carolina's Top Ten Majors

Carolina’s top 10 majors

Take a look at what many of our 4,068 graduating seniors from the Class of 2021 studied at Carolina. These numbers reflect first majors only.

Using neuroscience to help others

Daniel Ogunbamowo, once at risk of flunking out of school, turned his life around, got accepted to Carolina on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship and has continued to seize every opportunity since.

Savannah Netwon peaks from behind a flowering bush in the Coker Arboretum. Photo by Donn Young.

A passion for social justice

Savannah Newton has spent years volunteering with a human relations nonprofit based in Greensboro. She is helping a professor study the impact of COVID-19 on precarious workers in New York City.