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Teaching poetry and literature in prison

September 20, 2022

Theodore Nollert, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of English and comparative literature, has taught American poetry and literature to an unexpected audience. He has traveled to Granville Correctional Institution dozens of times this year to teach a course to inmates.

Astronomers find hidden trove of massive black holes

May 24, 2022

Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill, led by faculty-graduate student team Sheila Kannappan and Mugdha Polimera, have found a previously overlooked treasure trove of massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that offer a glimpse into the life story of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Lucía Stavig: Advocating for Indigenous women and communities

May 6, 2022

Following graduation, Ph.D. student Lucia Stavig plans to continue advocacy work and to uplift the efforts of Indigenous women and communities so they can heal. At Carolina, her adviser was Florence Babb in the department of anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences. 

A world of possibility and promise

December 17, 2021

The Roy and Mary Alice Smith Fellowship Endowed Fund through The Graduate School will support future generations of students pursuing a graduate degree in chemistry. 

Researching resistance in pottery poetry

December 8, 2021

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.

Graduate students pioneer peer mentorship program

November 10, 2021

Graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and in the Department of Chemistry pioneered a peer-mentorship initiative, alongside The Graduate School’s professional development program, in order to better serve incoming graduate students.