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Text on a blue background "Women Making History featuring Claudia Yaghoobi" with a photo of Yaghoobi.

She expands global connections for students

The Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies director launched a lecture series and taught global courses. She is also Roshan Institute associate professor in Persian studies.


Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a monthly feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. The October 2022 featured book is “The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America” by John Sweet. The book was recently named a co-winner of the Bancroft Prize.


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Blair Kelley uncovers roots of Black working class

The Center for the Study of the American South director hopes to amplify the work ethic carried from enslavement to freedom.


Collage: top of collage shows a male student wearing a virtual reality headset and the bottom image shows the Arabic site in which the student is visiting virtually.

Tar Heels build language confidence with virtual reality

Tar Heels in Caroline Sibley’s Advanced Arabic class use virtual reality to explore a virtual world with students in Morocco and Algeria in real-time to hone their language skills.


Angel Hsu, an assistant professor of public policy and environment, energy and ecology, stands in front of a heat map generated by 40 volunteers who took temperature readings in selected locations around Chapel Hill on August 28, 2021. (Photo by Alyssa LaFaro, UNC Research)

Data-Driven EnviroLab tracks climate action

At the COP27 summit in Egypt, Angel Hsu’s lab held companies and governments accountable for their promises.


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Rooted: Karla Slocum

Karla Slocum has worked for UNC-Chapel Hill for 27 years in a variety of roles, most recently as senior associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. She is also a professor of anthropology and the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy.


Children in desks look to the front of the classroom as they pay attention in class to their teacher.

The impact of increased teacher turnover

The Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC) in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences is keeping notes on how many teachers and principals are leaving the profession. The data details a worrying situation in the state’s public K-12 schools.