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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 … Read more

Unvarnished Truth

October 8, 2020

Alumnus Elijah Heyward is guiding plans for the new International African American Museum on the site of the largest point of entry for enslaved people into the United States. When Elijah Heyward III (Ph.D. American studies ’18) enrolled at Yale Divinity … Read more

Listening In

October 8, 2020

A senior in geography and history uses audio storytelling to enlighten and engage. NASA’s Perseverance rover blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on July 30, headed for Mars. Its multi-year mission: Look for signs of ancient life, collect … Read more

Resilient Mindsets

October 4, 2020

Finding answers to big questions about evolution requires a particular mindset. For biologist Daniel Matute, that mindset includes a trait often found in our planet’s hardiest organisms: resiliency. How do genomes differ? Why do some species go extinct while others … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more