College of Arts and Sciences

In this 2010 image, members of the KATRIN experiment pose in front of the spectrometer after it was installed at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. (photo by Joachim Wolf/Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

UNC-Chapel Hill Is Part of International Collaboration for the KATRIN Experiment

September 16, 2019

An international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in its quest to measure the mass of the neutrino, one of the most abundant, yet elusive, elementary particles in our universe. The KATRIN experiment is based at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany and involves researchers at 20 research institutions around the globe, including… Read more »

Fulbright winner photo of cleaning crew

Geography PhD Student Pallavi Gupta Uses Humanities for the Public Good Award for Photo-Narrative Project in India

The Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good initiative awarded 10 graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences Professional Pathways Fellowships to focus on socially engaged summer public humanities projects. We asked three of the fellows to tell us about their summer  projects in this back-to-school series. Pallavi Gupta (geography) worked on a photo-narrative project with a… Read more »

Jane Austen Summer Program Unites Fans, Scholars

Jane Austen’s work has inspired films and television shows, sequels and spin-offs, and even tabletop role-playing games. Her beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice, with its plethora of subsequent re-imaginings, was the focus of this year’s Jane Austen Summer Program, organized by faculty and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The annual conference,… Read more »

Kip Thorne giving a lecture

Nobel Laureate Shares His Love of Science and Art in Campus Talk

February 26, 2019

Kip Thorne, a professor of theoretical physics emeritus at Caltech, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 for his contributions to the observation of gravitational waves. He was also an executive producer on Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film Interstellar. On February 21, he spoke to a crowded audience at Carolina about how he combines his love of science with art.

Associate Dean for Study Abroad and International Exchange Heather Ward: ‘Study Abroad Is Not an Extra’

January 28, 2019

Heather Ward, who became the new associate dean for study abroad and international exchanges in UNC-Chapel Hill’s College of Arts & Sciences in January, will never forget the moment the value of her first study abroad experience clicked for her. As a sophomore at Vanderbilt University, she was spending the spring semester at the University… Read more »

Scott Emmons Named Churchill Scholar

January 22, 2019

Scott Emmons, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, a research-focused award that provides funding to outstanding American students for a year of master’s degree study in science, mathematics and engineering at Churchill College, based at the University of Cambridge… Read more »