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A piece of pottery with writing inscribed in it

Researching resistance in pottery poetry

Michael J. Bramwell, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Studies, is collaborating with museums as they engage in social justice work—an initiative informed by a study of the past.

Emilia Mazzolenis, dressed in cap and gown, looks up at the Old Well.

Drawn to the chase for research answers

Senior Maria Emilia Mazzolenis, a native of Argentina, uses her skills in behavioral economics and data science to help others.

Samuel Zahn

Senior Samuel Zahn named Schwarzman Scholar

Senior Samuel Zahn has been awarded a prestigious Schwarzman scholarship, which funds a master’s in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

closeup of Saskia Staimpel in front of a painting at the Sonja Hanes Stone Center.

Sharing Black history and culture

Senior Saskia Staimpel has expanded her interests in Black student activism through undergraduate research and a fellowship at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

A researcher standing and staring at a volcano

How one UNC undergrad merged science with the great outdoors in the Galapagos

UNC Alum Will Larsen was able to navigate undergraduate research after stumbling upon UNC Center for Galapagos Studies and has now officially published a paper on his research in the Galapagos Islands.

Kimathi Muiruri

UNC-Chapel Hill announces third Rhodes Scholar winner Kimathi Muiruri

Kimathi Muiruri, a 2021 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which funds study at the University of Oxford.

Jennifer Gates Foster

Outdoor access for all

UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologists are working with a diverse coalition to develop an accessible trail network, uncover the region’s history and spur equitable economic growth in the small western North Carolina town of Old Fort. The project is supported by the Southern Futures initiative.