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The Story of God

A UNC professor helps us to understand the story of God.

A UNC professor helps us to understand the story of God.

For centuries, religion has been central in the lives of individuals. Today, Christianity, Islam and Judaism touch all of society regardless of personal faith.

In 2015, actor Morgan Freeman endeavored to understand how seemingly disparate faiths connect us all. Jodi Magness, the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism and an archaeologist concentrating on ancient Palestine, went along with him for part of that journey.

The result was the six-part National Geographic series The Story of GodOpens in new window.

 

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Global Impact

Collaborating across continents

A new format of courses is helping Carolina students and faculty share ideas with counterparts across the world.

Christine Mikeska and Ben Arbuckle with an assemblage of bones from an archaeological dig.
Humanities

Analyzing Ancient Animal Remains

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.

Francisco Laso and his fellow researchers launch a drone on the Galapagos Islands.
Global Impact

Putting Galapagos Farmers on the Map

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.

Claire Johnson conducting research
Environment

Continuing Environmental Research

Former field site student awarded prestigious fellowship to continue her research

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Community

New speaker series will promote constructive discourse

$8 million gift to fund speaker series in the UNC Program for Public Discourse.

A closeup portrait of Carolina student Elijah Watson with the Old Well in the background.
Global Impact

‘I Can’t Believe I Got To Go’

A Carolina undergraduate interested in medical anthropology received a research travel grant to conduct a comprehensive study of residential water quality and health in the Galapagos.