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Using Neuroscience to Help Others

May 10, 2021

Daniel Ogunbamowo, once at risk of flunking out of school, turned his life around, got accepted to Carolina on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship and has continued to seize every opportunity since. Senior Daniel Ogunbamowo’s journey to Carolina was a long one, … Continued

Students, an Ocean Apart, Study Drama and the Plague

April 12, 2021

An international online course connects students from three universities to explore how theater-makers can adapt, recover and thrive amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first page of the syllabus for Adam Versényi’s undergraduate international theater course features this 1933 quote from … Continued

A Dynamic Global Dozen

February 16, 2021

Twelve international exchange students from seven countries are calling UNC-Chapel Hill home this spring. Due to COVID-19, many had postponed coming to Carolina for one or more terms and waited months for travel restrictions to lift and visas to be … Continued

Winter 2020 Graduate: Lizzie Russler ’20

November 30, 2020

Senior Lizzie Russler has worked around the world tackling challenges at the intersection of human rights and climate change. An internship at Sephora also confirmed her interest in sustainability issues. Lizzie Russler has kept her bags packed and her passport … Continued

Winter 2020 Graduate: An Advocate for Asian American Students

November 30, 2020

Senior April Bourommavong is a first-generation student who co-founded the Southeast Asian Student Association during her time at Carolina. April Bourommavong’s parents both left their homeland in Laos in the 1980s as young adults, living in different United States cities … Continued

A Terrific Trio

October 19, 2020

Undergraduate researchers Chloe Schneider, Maribel Herrera and Megan Raisle, under the leadership of UNC-Chapel Hill geographer Diego Riveros-Iregui, spent two months in Ecuador’s northern Andes Mountains exploring climate change. They came back to Chapel Hill, wrote a paper that was … Continued

Storytelling and Service

June 17, 2020

When the pandemic forced faculty members to pause in-person teaching midway through the spring semester, Gwendolyn Schwinke was determined not to let COVID-19 put a damper on creativity. But she was faced with a real challenge — how to give her acting … 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 … Continued

Class of 2020: Remember Your Resiliency and Strength

May 4, 2020

Shai Nickerson’s Carolina story is one of extremes: She once spent two weeks living in a mountain cave in Nepal as part of a Buddhist meditation retreat, taking a vow of silence, shutting down all technology and subsisting on only … Continued

Exploring Contagion Through the Lens of Shakespeare

April 20, 2020

“Contagion and the Shakespeare Stage”, co-edited by Mary Floyd-Wilson, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor and chair of the department of English and comparative literature, is a collection of essays that explores what constituted contagion in the minds of early theater-goers in the … Continued