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Helping Patients Find Their Voice

March 13, 2023

Nakisa Sadeghi came to Carolina with no intention of becoming a doctor but discovering how her passion for languages could intersect with medicine changed her mind. Now, Sadeghi is near the final stage of medical school, and on March 17, … Read more

Becoming a Tar Heel Abroad

January 22, 2023

Jackson Holmes spent his first semester as a Tar Heel studying at the University of Stirling in Scotland as part of the Carolina Global Launch program. First-year student Jackson Holmes took a chance to study abroad early in his time … Read more

Bringing Peace and Healing to His Country

September 26, 2022

Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center Fellow Dr. Mexan Mapouka is fulfilling his calling to heal others by bringing what he’s learned back to his hometown in the Central African Republic. Dr. Mexan Mapouka once worked to heal others as a young … Read more

Summers Abroad Expand Perspectives

August 23, 2022

With thousands of Tar Heels in every major traveling the globe through study abroad every year, Carolina is fulfilling its Global Guarantee — our promise that a global education is promised to all our students. This summer, study abroad was back in … Read more

Fires and Floods Sweep the Globe

August 26, 2021

This summer we’ve watched extreme weather events unfold around the world, including devastating wildfires in the Western United States, unprecedented flooding in Central Europe and a deadly heat wave in the Pacific Northwest. When the ash stops flying and waters … Read more

How Did One Stuck Ship Hamper Global Trade?

April 1, 2021

On March 24 the container ship Ever Given ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, causing potentially billions in lost trade while hundreds of other cargo ships motored in circles waiting for the canal to reopen. … Read more

An Unprecedented Class

October 20, 2020

The entering class of 2020 reflects the diversity and strengths of students facing a first semester like no other. The University welcomed 5,303 students as the entering class of 2020 for an unprecedented first semester. The 4,444 first-year and 859 … Read more

Excavating the Past to Serve the Future

June 2, 2020

Even after 50 years in the field as an archaeologist, Steve Davis still considers a Native American cooking jar he unearthed as a Carolina undergraduate in 1973 the most important find of his career. The artifact is now one of … Read more

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Plunged Global Oil Prices

May 6, 2020

Stephen Arbogast, professor of the practice of finance at Kenan-Flagler Business School, spent 32 years working at Exxon and now teaches the business of energy to MBA students each year. The Well sat down with Arbogast (over Zoom) to learn … Read more

Olympic Dreams Deferred

May 5, 2020

In 1979, Sue Walsh swam the fastest 100-meter backstroke in the world. Today, Walsh is the Ram’s Club Associate Executive Director of Scholarship and Legacy Gifts. Back then she graduated high school a year early to train for the 1980 … Read more