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Preserving endangered Islamic manuscripts

June 1, 2022

Scholars from the department of African, African American and diaspora studies and a University Libraries digitization specialist traveled to Senegal and Mali to preserve and digitize 6,000 pages of handwritten Islamic manuscripts.

Sharing Black history and culture

December 6, 2021

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.

Addressing Pandemic Problems

September 23, 2020

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

Sounding the Alarm

June 15, 2020

Racial discrimination is not only a matter of sight — sound can also be racialized. Petal Samuel’s research traces colonial bans on drums and horns included in slave codes to modern-day noise abatement efforts in black communities.

Inequality amplifies African Americans’ COVID-19 risk

May 18, 2020

Recent data shows that minorities are more at risk for contracting COVID-19 and experiencing poor health outcomes. In particular, African Americans in COVID-19 hot spots are twice as likely to die from the virus than their white counterparts.

Memorial tribute to Professor Perry Hall

April 22, 2020

Students, faculty, and staff in the department of African, African American and diaspora (AAAD) studies mourn the loss of Professor Perry Hall, who passed away on April 19, 2020.

Students explore topics from health care to anti-apartheid activism at AAAD’s fifth annual Undergraduate Research Conference

March 28, 2018

“Undergraduate students who conduct research receive notable gains — writing, speaking and leadership skills, intellectual curiosity, and the improved ability to acquire and analyze information.” That’s how Troy Blackburn, associate dean for undergraduate research in the College of Arts & Sciences, opened the fifth annual AAAD Undergraduate Research Conference.