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Roll out the welcome mat

August 3, 2020

Their interests range from neurodegenerative diseases to eating disorders to race, class and gender to playing and teaching jazz saxophone. Meet six of Carolina’s newest faculty members.

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.

Gig workers face more risks than most during pandemic

June 1, 2020

New York City is home to approximately 150,000 gig workers — independent contractors who perform odd jobs through online platforms like Rover, Task Rabbit, GrubHub, DoorDash, Uber, and Lyft. While an essential part of the economy, such workers are more … Continued

Vulnerable workers, unsafe conditions

May 20, 2020

There have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in poultry and other meat processing plants in North Carolina, and over 10,000 cases across the United States. The industry is the subject of UNC-Chapel Hill anthropologist Angela Stuesse’s scholarly work.

Seek help, do incredible things

May 4, 2020

We interviewed four graduating seniors about their experience at Carolina. Here are their stories and the advice they would give to fellow graduates. Some kids are obsessed with spy movies and TV crime shows. Senior Lauren Revis never grew out … Continued

What is the history behind Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

September 30, 2019

Indigenous Peoples’ Day came about as an alternative to Columbus Day in the late 1980s. It is a holiday that aims to celebrate Native Americans and indigenous populations across the United States.

Orientation leader Excellence Perry: Helping new Tar Heels feel at home

July 10, 2019

On this week’s episode of UNC’s “Well Said” podcast, rising junior Excellence Perry shares how he hopes to empower incoming Tar Heels as an orientation leader. Perry is pursuing a double major in public relations and advertising in UNC’s School of Media and Journalism and management and society in the College of Arts & Sciences.

To Conquer the World

June 13, 2019

In the earth’s long history of rulers and warriors, few stand as tall as Alexander the Great. A Macedonian king who built an enormous empire across the Middle East and Asia in 11 years, Alexander was a man known for his strategic cunning. But in historian Fred Naiden’s groundbreaking work on Alexander’s role as a religious leader, he shines a new light on the ancient conqueror’s rise to the top.

Maymester: “Written in Bone”

May 28, 2019

This three-week Maymester course teaches students about skeletal analysis and its role in contemporary forensic cases.