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Learning from each other

March 30, 2016

“I’ve always been interested in reaching across disciplinary boundaries,” says new Royster Distinguished Professor Marsha Collins. She shares her enthusiasm for the interdisciplinary Royster Society, as well as her belief in the uplifting power of education.

Mentoring matters

March 30, 2016

Theda Perdue, the Atlanta Distinguished Professor Emerita of Southern Culture, and Malinda Maynor Lowery, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Southern Oral History Program, talk about the importance of mentoring across a lifetime.

Presenting a dissertation in just three minutes

March 29, 2016

Doctoral student Nick Wagner won UNC-Chapel Hill’s first-ever Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. He talks about how he benefited from thinking of his dissertation that way– and why he thinks other graduate students would benefit, too.

Paying it forward

January 7, 2015

Five individuals share how odd jobs, mothers-in-law, coming to America and boosting the economy connect with giving back.

Present and proud

January 7, 2015

Native graduate students organize a meeting of the minds to address Native misrepresentation.

Providing support, creating community

October 8, 2014

[vimeo id=”107864995″ width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=””] [transcript] Whenever John Paul Balmonte attends an oceanography conference or goes on fieldwork expeditions, he often feels somewhat isolated. Balmonte, a second-year doctoral student in the marine sciences department, is Filipino. “I definitely feel … Continued

Summer funds make the difference

October 8, 2014

In early 2010, The Graduate School received a private gift from the estate of Thomas Ferdinand – and with that gift, an opportunity to respond to a critical graduate student need. The Graduate School committed those funds toward establishing a … Continued