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Chris Clark on the left with the book cover for his "Gaining Voice" book on the right.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights books by College faculty and alumni each month. Featured book: Christopher Clark’s “Gaining Voice: The Causes and Consequences of Black Representation in the American States.”

A donkey representing Democrats stands at a podium at debates an elephant representing the Republican Party.

Presidential debates: how to watch and why

Carolina’s experts urge voters to go beyond debate soundbites, to think about how candidates prepare and to consider how debates could influence the 2020 election.

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Initiative for Minority Excellence Featured Scholar – Janelle Viera

Janelle Viera launched an empowerment group for graduate students in the Latinx campus community: La Familia.

Kia Caldwell and a poster reading 'Black Lives Matter'

Addressing Pandemic Problems

Carolina students, faculty, and staff are engaged in an abundance of projects, making UNC the most cited university in the nation for coronavirus research.

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.

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Reactivating the Galapagos economy

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