Think Critically. Act Compassionately.
The liberal arts cover a breadth and depth of knowledge, enabling students to thrive in any discipline. But at Carolina, they’re more than just a springboard. Thanks to one of the most respected liberal arts research programs in the country, our students discover their passions, and our professors advance their work.
Pat Parker’s research and teaching explores questions about difference and equity. She’s completing her next book, which documents a multi-year research project with African American girls learning social justice leadership in their communities. The chair of the Department of Communication, she also developed the UNC College of Arts & Science’s diversity liaison program, a network of faculty leaders working toward equity and inclusion in their departments. That initiative earned her the 2014 University Diversity Award.
Carolina alumnus, John Ellison believes passionately in ensuring we support our faculty, because he sees the impact of their work on students, the state, nation and world. With this mind, Ellison gave Carolina $10 million to create the Faculty Excellence Challenge. These funds will go to support University leadership’s ability to help attract, retain and reward faculty, while challenging the Carolina community to also give. See moreOpens in new window