For thousands of years, the northern Andes Mountains have acted as a carbon sink, preserving organic matter as thick soil. As the planet warms, what will happen to all that carbon? In summer 2019, Carolina undergraduates traveled to Ecuador to take a closer look.
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- Student Support
Turning Talents into StrengthsStudent Support enables undergraduate and graduate students to explore their passions in the arts and sciences while learning from renowned faculty. Scholarships allow us to recruit and support the best students, while graduate student excellence funds help us prepare the next generation of superlative teacher-scholars. Innovative experiential learning opportunities take learning beyond the classroom and prepare our students to become thoughtful leaders in an ever-changing world. Honors Carolina provides cutting-edge learning opportunities and challenges for exceptional scholars; the Learning and Writing Center equips all students with resources to help them excel at Carolina and beyond.
- Faculty Support
Expanding Our Culture of SuccessAs a global leader in teaching, learning and discovery, Carolina boasts a long tradition of academic excellence in every program, classroom and laboratory, advancing human welfare in all its manifestations. The premier faculty in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences, where all undergraduates spend the first two years, epitomize the heart and soul of that excellence. Our faculty are vital to our success. We must sustain and strengthen them to stay at the cutting edge of research and teaching.
Leveraging Innovation for Experiential EducationTo ensure Carolina’s competitiveness in an evolving global environment, the college must invest in strategic interdisciplinary priorities for the 21st century. From renowned research centers in which innovation thrives to dynamic new facilities like our BeAM makerspaces, we are bringing our college community together to think, communicate, collaborate and create. Support of signature programs — through Convergent Science, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship, the Center for the Study of the American South and PlayMakers Repertory Company — plays a key role in helping us take on the world’s greatest challenges.
Translating Ideas Into RealityAs a renowned global public research university, we aspire to lead the world in research, academic scholarship and creative endeavor. Our faculty and students must be equipped with the resources they need to be successful. Building the new UNC Institute for Convergent Science will provide the extraordinary facilities necessary to bring together scientists from across the University who will break through the boundaries of human knowledge to solve real-world problems in areas such as water scarcity, brain disease and new energy resources. Renovating Hill Hall is providing our music department with new space for teaching, learning and performing.
Sustaining Our Capacity to LeadThe Arts and Sciences Annual Fund allows the college to respond quickly and nimbly to our highest priorities and to emerging opportunities, while fulfilling our ambitious teaching, research and public service missions. Unrestricted support enables us to remain one of the elite research universities on a global scale, differentiating Carolina as a leader in higher education and a true game-changer. Your investment in the Annual Fund is the key to helping us ensure a bright future of innovation and excellence for the College of Arts and Sciences.
A new format of courses is helping Carolina students and faculty share ideas with counterparts across the world.
Analyzing ancient animal remains shipped across the Atlantic from a partner university, researchers at Carolina are uncovering insights about life in some of civilization’s first cities.
Combining aerial drone photography and interviews with local farmers, Francisco Laso ’21 (Ph.D.) is mapping farmland on the Galápagos Islands in his native Ecuador.