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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts

Carolina Performing Arts announces lineup for 2017-18 season

Tickets and subscriptions to the public are now on sale for the 2017-18 season of Carolina Performing Arts. Highlights range from a full production of the opera Cold Mountain written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and based on the best-selling novel by Carolina alumnus Charles Frazier in September and a performance by singer Tift Merritt in April. ... Read More

Faculty use Ackland to teach medicine, literature, history and more

“Looking closely at art enables us to see and think in new ways," said Elizabeth Manekin, head of University programs and academic projects at the Ackland Art Museum. She and her team teach 300 courses in over 30 departments using art in the Ackland. ... Read More

Pioneers of integration

On May 27, on the 75th anniversary of their enlisting, the B-1 Band's special place in history will be officially recognized with the dedication of a permanent historic marker at the intersection of West Franklin and South Roberson streets in Chapel Hill. ... Read More

A physicist and cellist reprise their performance

Brent Wissick (music) and Laurie McNeil (physics) teamed up to teach one of the original First-Year Seminars, The Interplay of Music and Physics, for 12 consecutive years. This spring, after a five-year hiatus, McNeil and Wissick reunited to teach the course for a 13th time. ... Read More

Three receive honorary degrees at commencement

Three celebrated individuals received honorary degrees at Carolina’s Spring Commencement on May 14. Fred Eshelman, chairman of The Medicines Company (MDCO), and founder of Eshelman Ventures LLC, received a doctor of science degree. Eshelman has served on the executive committee of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina and the UNC Board of Governors. In 2008, […] ... Read More

How costumes unfold

Fittings are only one part of what MFA students do for each of PlayMakers’ nine annual shows. Every student touches the production in some way. Their work includes developing patterns, cutting fabric, mocking up, sewing the costume together, fitting it to an actor and more. ... Read More

Nine recognized for work to further diversity and inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs honored nine people or groups on April 4 with the 2017 University Diversity Awards for significant contributions to the enhancement, support and furtherance of diversity and inclusion on the Carolina campus and in the community. ... Read More

Calendar for April 19, 2017

April 20 The reception for It’s Gonna Be Something, the MFA thesis exhibition featuring the work of sculptor Luke Firle, is 5-7 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center’s Allcott Gallery. Firle’s sculptures will be on display 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April. 19-21. The 13th annual Celebration of Inventorship will feature Nancy Allbritton, chair of the joint […] ... Read More

Arts at Carolina go here, there and everywhere

On April 7, the arts at Carolina left classrooms and studios and headed outside as Carolina celebrated Arts Everywhere Day with 50 performances, exhibitions, hands-on activities and installations across campus. ... Read More

First campus-wide arts celebration to be held April 7

On April 7, from noon to 9 p.m., the campus will hold Arts Everywhere Day, its first campus-wide arts celebration, with more than 50 performances, installations and hands-on activities that will take place at 20 sites across campus. ... Read More