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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts & Humanities

Native narratives

Carolina may be the oldest public university in the nation, but its 224 years are just a sliver of the history of this area. Long before Revolutionary War Gen. William R. Davie (as the legend goes) sat under a poplar tree and decided this was where the University should be built, indigenous people lived here – hunting, gathering, trading. ... Read More

The future is now

Mellon DisTIL Fellow Toshi Reagon’s opera version of "Parable of the Sower" portrays 21st century problems. ... Read More

Carolina People: Meet Nicholas Graham, University archivist

Introducing "Carolina People," a new feature in each issue of the Gazette that will ask one of your fascinating colleagues five questions about the work they do for the University. This time, meet University archivist Nicholas Graham. ... Read More

Innovative professorship recognizes a strong bond

In new three-year professorship, established within the Graduate School, music faculty member Annegret Fauser will mentorJennifer Walker, a doctoral student in musicology, in 2017-18. ... Read More

QEP courses transform student experience

Carolina currently offers 30 undergraduate courses developed with funding and support through the Quality Enhancement Program, a five-year initiative to enhance the undergraduate learning experience through “connecting, doing and making.” ... Read More

(Sometimes) you can come home again

Lindsay Fulenwider and North Carolina Collection curator Robert Anthony share the story of how Fulenwider’s father’s Wolfe collection came to Wolfe’s alma mater. ... Read More

$10 million Faculty Excellence Challenge to fund faculty recruitment and retention

“So many of those seminal individuals were my professors here, and their impact on my life has not only been profound, but it continues even today," said John G. Ellison Jr. "I want that for every student who comes to Carolina, because they deserve it and society needs their leadership for our future.” ... Read More

UNC receives $50 million commitment from John and Marree Townsend

“Carolina is a place that we both love, and this is definitely a shared enthusiasm between us,” said John L. Townsend III, speaking on behalf of his wife, Marree. ... Read More

A phenomenal year is now even better at the Ackland

Officials announced three more gifts for the Ackland Art Museum valued at $41.5 million. The gifts include diverse art works from a wide variety of artists, such as Anton Henning's "Interior No. 215." ... Read More

From stage to classroom

Samuel Ray Gates brings his experiences acting and teaching incarcerated juveniles to the University’s drama department and Playmakers. ... Read More