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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts & Humanities

Carolina exceeds $500 million with best-ever fundraising year

Carolina received $543.3 million in donor commitments in the 2017 fiscal year, marking Carolina’s third-straight fundraising record and first time topping $500 million. One of those commitments is the $25 million gift of art and endowment funding from Sheldon and Leena Peck of Boston to support European and American art collections at the Ackland Art Museum. ... Read More

English is off the menu at Language Lunches

Foreign Language Lunch is a midday meal shared with people who have read the same foreign news article and come together to discuss it in a common foreign language. It’s designed for native speakers and people who want to learn a language outside of the classroom. ... Read More

Excavations yield stunning mosaics in ancient Galilean synagogue

Latest season of Huqoq excavations led by Carolina professor Jodi Magness brings to light the richest, most diverse collection of mosaics ever discovered in an ancient synagogue. ... Read More

Malinda Lowery is new Center for Study of American South director

Malinda Maynor Lowery has been named the new director of Carolina’s Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS), effective July 1. ... Read More

Elaine L. Westbrooks named University librarian and vice provost for University Libraries

The University has selected Elaine L. Westbrooks, associate university librarian for research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, as its new University librarian and vice provost for University libraries. Approved by the University’s Board of Trustees, the appointment is effective Aug. 15. ... Read More

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

Making history accessible to everyone

The Graduate School recently recognized Elijah Gaddis with an Impact Award, honoring the research contributions he has made to North Carolina. A first-generation college student, Gaddis spent his Carolina career showcasing North Carolina’s history and making it readily available to the public through various projects. ... Read More