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Rooted: Karla Slocum

January 5, 2023

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.

Update on the College’s DEI Strategic Plan

December 7, 2022

Dean Jim White and Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Karla Slocum provide an update on the College’s first-ever DEI Strategic Plan, Action Steps for Equity, which will launch in January.  

Candid conversations with influential innovators

March 30, 2022

The first cohort of Shuford Innovators-in-Residence share diverse expertise and experiences with students in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences.

Taking On Discrimination

September 23, 2021

Julian Rucker wants to motivate people to address the stark racial disparities that have characterized the history of the United States. As a UNC-Chapel Hill postdoctoral researcher, he uses social psychology to unpack why structural racism exists, how people perceive it, and why we must change policies to eliminate it from our society.

New Asian American Center opens

August 30, 2021

The center, led by Heidi Kim of the department of English and comparative literature, gives students, faculty and staff of Asian descent a place to call their own.

Diversifying the theater

April 21, 2021

Jacqueline Lawton’s work as a playwright and equity, inclusion and diversity coordinator has led to a greater range of programming by students in Carolina’s Kenan Theatre Company.