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A flooded city is surrounded by trees and buildings under water.

Digital resource helps community planners prep for natural disasters

The Coastal Resilience Center has launched a website to help communities plan for and evaluate hazards like hurricanes and wildfires. Phil Berke in the College of Arts and Sciences is a leader of the project.

Fitz Brundage sits on a chair turned backward in the middle of Epilogue Books, surrounded by books.

Southern history revisited

A groundbreaking volume weaves a new narrative of the South from its ancient past to the present, drawing on top scholars’ work in global and Atlantic world history, histories of the African diaspora and environmental history.

DeAndre Sawyer and Kacie Horton sit at desks in a classroom smiling at each other, wearing their caps and gowns.

From kindergarten to Carolina

Kacie Horton and DeAndre Sawyer have been at each other’s side for almost two decades. The two graduating Tar Heels will celebrate another milestone together this weekend at Spring Commencement.

Kat Goodpaster stands in her black doctoral hooding robe in the FedEx Global Education Center lobby.

Preparing to serve

Kat Goodpaster’s was raised to prioritize serving your country in any way you can. At Carolina, the Tar Heel learned to combine her passion for Russian culture and national security for a future career.

Three Air Force cadets selected for U.S. Space Force

The sophomores will become the first UNC-Chapel Hill AFROTC cadets to commission into the U.S. Space Force upon their graduation in 2025.

Collage of the two winners, from left, Amy Gladfelter and Robert Hummer.

Hummer and Gladfelter named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The newest members of the prestigious academy come from the departments of sociology and biology.

Shuford mentors and mentees stand together on the steps.

Shuford launches mentorship program with Ravenscroft School

The pilot program linked Ravenscroft high school juniors with students in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship this semester; leaders hope to expand the program to other schools.