College of Arts and Sciences

Students were recently selected as Phillips Ambassadors for study abroad in Asia in summer and fall 2017. Photo by Steve Exum.

Students Selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Study Abroad in Asia in 2017

Eighteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one undergraduate from Duke University have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer and fall 2017 study abroad programs in Asia. In addition, one history doctoral candidate was awarded a Phillips Graduate Ambassador travel award for research in India and Malaysia this summer. Undergraduate scholarship… Read more »

Students receive research instructions at Wilson Library from Maya from the Margins project coordinator Gabrielle Vail. Photo by Kristen Chavez.

Maya from the Margins Program Fosters Cultural Understanding

Fourteen high school students listened attentively as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill anthropologist Gabrielle Vail invited them to examine letters, drawings, photos, diaries, codices, newspapers and other Maya materials from the Southern Historical Collection in Wilson Library. “Start thinking about these materials in terms of ‘how can I tell the story of Maya… Read more »

Views from early spring at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC Celebrates University Research Week

What does it mean to be a student at a leading global public research university? The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is showcasing the culture and community of research across disciplines as it celebrates its first-ever University Research Week from March 27-31. A variety of in-class and public activities and events have been… Read more »

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Ackland Art Museum’s ‘Los Trompos’ Exhibit Enlivens UNC Campus

It may appear as though giant spinning tops have invaded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus, but there is actually artistic strategy behind the whimsical structures. ‘Los Trompos,’ an Ackland Art Museum exhibition, kicks off Carolina’s Arts Everywhere initiative. A creation by Mexican furniture designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, ‘Los Trompos’ is… Read more »

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UNC Researchers Make Discovery that Could Increase Plant Yield in Wake of Looming Phosphate Shortage

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have pinpointed a key genetic switch that helps soil bacteria living on and inside a plant’s roots harvest a vital nutrient with limited global supply. The nutrient, phosphate, makes it to the plant’s roots, helping the plant increase its yield. The work, published in the… Read more »

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UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate Programs Receive High Rankings by US News & World Report

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received high ratings on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” U.S. News ranks business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine programs annually, while other disciplines and specialties in the… Read more »