College of Arts and Sciences

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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 »

Combating Fake News: UNC Team Wins International Competition for Their Fact-Checking System

The increasing concern over misinformation and “fake news” in the marketplace of ideas has stimulated research efforts on automatic fact-checking via machine learning and natural language processing methods. A UNC-Chapel Hill computer science team, led by assistant professor Mohit Bansal, won first place in the first international Fact Extraction and Verification (FEVER) Challenge in Brussels, Belgium. The… Read more »

Three Students Selected As 2019 Weir Fellows

October 29, 2018

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2019 William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies, a program designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would like to develop advanced working language skills. Second-year students Mattias Miller and Owen Warmuth and… Read more »