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From left: Ralph Baric, Jenny Ting and Virginia Gray.

American Academy of Arts & Sciences elects 3 from Carolina

The newest members of this prestigious institution, founded in 1780, include Ralph Baric, Virginia Gray and Jenny Ting.

Students Grace Newhall and Bashi Hariharan from the Anthropology 418 class examine pottery pieces under the guidance of Professor Vin Steponaitis. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Reconstructing the past

Students in a hands-on anthropology course piece together ancient ceramics, learn to fire pottery and cook with pots over a fire to study the history of pottery.

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Graduate student Kate Brandt honored for distinguished service

The Graduate School has named Ph.D. student Kate Brandt as the 2022 recipient of the Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service, one of the Chancellor’s Awards at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Nikki Salazar at the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, Spain.

Spring 2022 Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine now online

The spring 2022 issue of Carolina Arts & Sciences, the alumni magazine of the College of Arts & Sciences, is now online. On the cover: UNC’s Study Abroad Office adapted its programming during the pandemic, creating new global learning opportunities for students at home while helping others travel internationally safely.

Video screen capture shows two dancers dancing to an Afro-Latin music beat.

Roots of Afro-Latin rhythms

Researchers speak to Black dancers, choreographers, musicians, and academics about the roots of various Afro-Latin rhythms, the role of dance and music in identity formation, and how racism manifests in the Afro-Latin dance scene.

Spring pink flowers on a tree in front of a campus building highlight the beginning of spring.

College faculty receive public service awards

College faculty William Sturkey and Danielle Spurlock were among the recipients recognized April 12 at the 23rd annual Public Service Awards ceremony hosted by the Carolina Center for Public Service.

Samuel Akau standing on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus smiling and posing for a picture

A mindset of service

Former “Lost Boy of Sudan” is pursuing a doctorate in public policy to help advance peace and community in his home country.