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Michael Figueroa: Facilitating community

May 12, 2022

Michael Figueroa, who has led the Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group at the IAH throughout the pandemic, views the group as an opportunity for people to find support networks. “I want the ethos of the group to scale from the one-on-one to the collective.”

Tools for change

November 16, 2020

A new learning initiative that launched this fall is engaging undergraduate students across the University in a transformative understanding of race, racism and racial equity — and equipping them with the skills to carve a path forward.

Elizabeth Olson is awarded the George Johnson Prize

November 12, 2020

Elizabeth Olson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at UNC-Chapel Hill, is the 2020 recipient of the George Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an Institute for Arts and Humanities Fellow.

A Terrific Trio

October 19, 2020

Three undergraduate researchers, under the leadership of UNC-Chapel Hill geographer Diego Riveros-Iregui, spent two months in Ecuador’s northern Andes Mountains exploring climate change.

The Disease Ecologist

May 11, 2020

Michael Emch has spent decades tracking the spread of infectious diseases in human populations around the world. Now he confronts what it means to teach and conduct research during a pandemic.

Senior Megan Raisle: Studying climate change across disciplines

May 4, 2020

Megan Raisle is a senior and Morehead-Cain Scholar double-majoring in environmental studies and geography. She studies climate change across disciplines to uncover how to be a more effective advocate for climate action and understand why it sometimes fails.

The Timber Chronicles

January 22, 2020

As a paleoclimatologist, Erika Wise studies climate trends from the past thousand years. Her methods of inquiry may be complicated — using microscopic crossdating and isotope analysis — but her research begins with something far more common: trees.