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Dynamic Minds

Search. Grapple. Grasp. Question. For the dynamic mind, knowledge is a tool, and how you use it can move mountains.

  • Alexis Dennis in doctoral robes outside in a garden

    A triple Tar Heel

    Ph.D. candidate Alexis Dennis will graduate with her third degree from Carolina this weekend and continue the research she began as an undergraduate in 2008.

  • Ralf Etienne standing outside

    Graduating MBA student looks to use his degree as a ‘force for good’

    After life-changing events that led to him losing his left leg, Ralf Etienne refocused his business career to find ways to serve others instead of chasing money and fame. The MBA he will receive this weekend from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School will be another tool for him to achieve his new career goals.

  • Alex Upton walking outside.

    #GDTBATH: Alex Upton

    Alex Upton, a Carolina junior studying music in the College of Arts & Sciences, is connecting with his musical intuition through performance, composition and improvisation.

  • Students from the Anthropology 418 class examine pottery pieces under the guidance of Professor Vincas Steponaitis.

    Reconstructing the past

    Students in a hands-on anthropology course piece together ancient ceramics, learn to fire pottery and cook with pots over a fire to study the history of pottery.

  • Aakanksha Gundu standing outside.

    Research ripple effect: How a Carolina junior found her way into the lab and how she’s giving back

    In advance of the Celebration of Undergraduate Research this afternoon, the College of Arts & Sciences caught up with junior Aakanksha Gundu who will be presenting her work as part of the Strahl lab in the School of Medicine.

  • Dylan Morgan sitting outside.

    #GDTBATH: Dylan Morgan

    Carolina senior Dylan Morgan has always had a strong connection with nature and he turned to UNC Institute for the Environment and the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory as a Tar Heel to gain the skills and experience to turn that connection into a career.

  • Samuel standing outside.

    A mindset of service

    Former “Lost Boy of Sudan” is pursuing a doctorate in public policy to help advance peace and community in his home country.

  • Kelli Smith-Biwer in the Beat Lab. (Photo by Jess Abel)

    #GDTBATH: Kelli Smith-Biwer

    Kelli Smith-Biwer’s research delves into 1950s home audio advertisements, with a focus on the construction of gendered buying and listening practices in high fidelity culture. A vital aspect of her work hinges on community engagement and activism.