Undergraduate Education

Commencement spotlight: Gabriela Alemán

After graduation, Gabriela Alemán is planning to work in Cuba, and later to split her time between Cuba and Miami working on Cuba-related policy issues.

Winter graduate Gabriela Alemán spent much of her Carolina experience away from Chapel Hill, traveling the world through several of the University’s global programs. Gabriela Alemán’s mother was only 3 years old when she fled Cuba with her family on the heels of a revolution, leaving behind everything she knew. When Alemán was a young …

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Commencement spotlight: Conrad Ma

Conrad Ma on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

This computer science major and Morehead-Cain Scholar used his love of beatboxing to make the transition to life in America after growing up in China. Beatboxing is a profession for some and a hobby for many more. For graduating Carolina senior Conrad Ma, it’s been a lifeline. When Ma moved from his China to study …

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Congratulations winter 2018 graduates!

Detail photo of graduation tassels are on display during the "conGRADulations Fair for Graduating Students" on March 22, 2018, in Chapel Hill. The event was held so that students could pick out their caps, gowns, class rings and other graduation announcement material along with taking selfies with Rameses. (Johnny Andrews / UNC-Chapel Hill)

More than 2,300 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students will begin a new chapter of their lives Dec. 16 as their degrees are conferred at the University’s annual Winter Commencement. The ceremony, held at the Dean E. Smith Center at 2 p.m., will celebrate students who graduated in August and December. Former Vice …

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UNC-Chapel Hill receives $3.4 million commitment to advance its signature Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor Geoff Sayre-McCord

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $3.4 million gift commitment from the Charles Koch Foundation to support the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program, one of the most popular and fastest-growing minors in the College of Arts & Sciences.

‘Unlikely’ subject pairings lead to deep learning at Carolina

Liz Ott, the Frank Borden Hanes Curator of Rare Books, shows a collection of books and manuscripts to the class in the Fearrington Reading Room at Wilson Library. (photo by Johnny Andrews)

“Time and the Medieval Cosmos,” a new course in the College of Arts & Sciences, challenges students to explore the sciences and the humanities together. An astrophysicist and a religious historian walk into a classroom. They decide to teach a course together. There’s no punchline — that’s just Carolina. This semester, the two professors from …

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