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The Great Pivot

September 8, 2020

When classes once again shifted to remote delivery in Fall 2020, faculty across the College of Arts & Sciences, with the help of technology and instructional learning experts, say they were better prepared for it — having worked diligently since … Continued

UNC-Chapel Hill Joins Bay View Alliance

July 21, 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill has joined the Bay View Alliance, an international network of research universities exploring strategies to support and sustain the widespread adoption of instructional methods leading to better student learning. Lorne Whitehead, program director of the Bay View Alliance, … 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

Italian Plague Stories and the Meaning of Pandemics

May 28, 2020

Maggie Fritz-Morkin, assistant professor of Romance studies, discusses the themes of Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron, which is set in Italy during the bubonic plague. Fritz-Morkin studies 13th-14th century Italian literature, with research interests in the history of rhetoric and authorship, visceral speech, … 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

The Disease Ecologist: An Interview with Michael Emch

May 11, 2020

In late February, as the first reports of COVID-19 cases started to spring up across the country, Michael Emch was beginning a unit on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases with 50 undergraduate students in his “Health and Medical Geography” class. “Teaching about … 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