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  • Noelle Escobal on the 2022 HHIVE Information Session

    By: Noelle Escobal On Thursday, November 10th, 2022, HHIVE held a brief information session with current lab members to discuss important topics of the health humanities. According to Sarah Lofstrom, a doctoral student and teaching fellow of English and Comparative … Continued

  • Meet Laura Crook: A Current BA/MA Student

    By: Baylee Materia Laura Crook arrived at UNC-CH as a pre-med student with a passion for English on the side. She never would have imagined, her freshman year, that four years later she would be combining her distinctive academic interests … Continued

  • Tua Tagovailoa’s Injury and What it Tells Us About Concussion in Sports

       By Katy Waddell What Happened to Miami Dolphins’ Quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa In week three of the National Football League’s regular season, Tua Tagovailoa, the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, took two hard hits to the head, leaving him … Continued

  • Baylee Materia on ENGL 71H: Healers and Patients

    Discovering My Passion for the Health Humanities    By Baylee Materia When reflecting on my freshman year at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, ENGL 71H was easily my academic highlight. Entitled “Healers and Patients,” Dr. Kym Weed’s first year … Continued

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