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Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Class VIII Announced

The Carolina Center for Public Service Announces 10 Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars for 2021-2023 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (OCT. 25, 2021) – A new class of 10 Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES) joined together with peer faculty who are diverse in … Continued

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Courtney Woods and the Case of the Contaminated Current

Written by Eve Elliott ’21 In many mystery stories, a detective boldly hunts for clues and tracks down the elusive cause for a community’s strife. Sometimes they have a sidekick, but in many cases they act alone Thorp Faculty Engaged … Continued

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Congratulations to Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Class VII

The Carolina Center of Public Service is delighted to announce that Class VII of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES) graduated via a virtual ceremony on Dec. 11, 2020. The FES program brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage … Continued

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Jessica Williams: Adapting Health Care for Trauma Survivors

By Izzy D’Alo and Caroline Leland “How can we adapt our practices so they do not re-traumatize someone?” Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar Jessica Williams, an assistant professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, is working on developing and implementing … Continued

Going the Extra Level: Meet Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar Danielle Spurlock

By Izzy D’Alo ’22   Danielle Spurlock, an assistant professor with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of City and Regional Planning, started her undergraduate career as a pre-med student at Stanford University. She enjoyed the health-related material and resonated with the understanding … Continued

Tiny Homes, Big Difference

Written by Eve Elliott ’21 326 square feet is not a big space. But Amy Blank Wilson, Ph.D., a Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar, will tell you that 326 square feet can make a big difference. That measurement spans the dimensions … Continued

‘All about relationships’ — Meet Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar Jada Brooks

Dr. Jada Brooks embodies many roles. At first, they might seem disparate — but when you pause to look, the connections between them become clear. As a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Brooks knows the importance of … Continued

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Uncovering Histories

A past Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar through the Carolina Center for Public Service and associate professor in the College of Arts & Sciences’ anthropology department, Anna Agbe-Davies works with community partners both in the Triangle and across the country to … Continued