Academics

The Latest

  • Tanner Awards for Graduate Teaching Assistants

    One graduate teaching assistant engaged psychology students by asking them to host a podcast episode, while another asked students to propose improvements to laboratory experiments that enhance the remote instruction experience.

  • Johnston, Chapman Family Awards

    One professor started his Zoom lectures with funny photo backdrops and the line “Broadcasting today from in front of a [insert photo quip],” while another teleported into the famous PBS artist studio of Bob Ross, complete with wig.

  • Sitterson, Mentor and William C. Friday Teaching Awards

    One professor offered his class a taste of freeze-dried tarantula, while another shared that her mother was the best teacher she ever had.

  • Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

    Learn more about how one professor made his large classes feel small and another showed how topics studied in class are applied and used on the frontlines of medicine.

  • Distinguished Teaching Awards

    One professor hosted an Iron Chef competition, dividing her students into teams, while another explained the profound impact a teacher had when she suggested reading Maya Angelou’s book, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”

  • Tar Heels connect with Vietnamese language and culture

    The University’s new Vietnamese language pilot program is allowing students to enroll in introductory Vietnamese language classes at SOAS University of London, which specializes in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

  • A dynamic global dozen

    Twelve international exchange students from seven countries are calling UNC-Chapel Hill home this spring. Due to COVID-19, many had postponed coming to Carolina for one or more terms and waited months for travel restrictions to lift and visas to be approved before arriving on campus.

  • Yes, we are open

    When the pandemic disrupted every aspect of campus and daily life, the University Libraries responded with innovation and ingenuity.

  • The pros and cons of universal basic income

    Unconditional cash payments to residents are more of a floor to stand on than a safety net, say these Carolina scholars in light of a proposed pilot project to give $500 per month to formerly incarcerated Durham, North Carolina, residents.

  • The language that united Carolina and Duke

    Since the Carolina and Duke graduate programs in German studies united in 2009, the joint program has become one of the most respected in North America.