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Home the theme of this year’s TEDxUNC

The theme of the sixth annual TEDxUNC conference theme – home – covered four topics: roots, boroughs, society and humanity. Cecilia Polanco, a 2016 graduate and owner of So Good Pupusas food truck, spoke about the significance of hogar, the Spanish word for home, ... 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

Water, water — and arts — everywhere

The Board of Trustees heard from the Institute for Marine Sciences and Kenan Music Scholars at its last meeting. ... Read More

Carolina Indian Circle celebrates 30th annual powwow

The Carolina Indian Circle celebrated its 30th annual powwow March 4 with more than 30 dancers from American Indian tribes from throughout North Carolina participating in the ceremony. ... Read More

Carolina’s graduate programs receive high rankings

Carolina received high ratings on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” ... Read More

An exercise in enlightenment

As part of Asia Week 2017, the Carolina Asia Center hosted a special guest whose work offered a window into Tibetan culture. Geshe Palden Sangpo, a monk who practices Tibetan Buddhism, spent nearly four days at the FedEx Global Education Center creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form. ... Read More

MJ School honors a century of prize-winning journalism

The School of Media and Journalism celebrated the Pulitzer Prize Centennial on Feb. 20 by highlighting six North Carolina newspapers that have won the prestigious prize for meritorious public service. ... Read More

Honoring Wilson Swain Caldwell, a Carolina trailblazer

History professor Jim Leloudis designed the Civil War, Race and Memory to illuminate the campus’ racial history. Two students researched the life of Wilson Swain Caldwell, born into slavery to UNC President Swain, went on to found a school for African Americans in Chapel Hill, served on the board of commissioners and as a justice of the peace. ... Read More

Calendar for March 8, 2017

March 8 Rahshaan D. Maxwell, associate professor of political science, will deliver a lecture on The Integration of Muslims in Europe: How Important is Religion? at 4:30 p.m. at Flyleaf Books. The integration of Muslims is one of the most challenging issues in Europe today, with some skeptics proposing that Muslims’ conservative religious values and […] ... Read More

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces 2017-18 season

A playful, irreverent take on Jane Austen; a dizzy, dysfunctional family reunion; two topically charged premieres by Carolina alumni; and the return of the popular rotating repertory with works about faith and following will comprise the Mainstage lineup of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 2017-18 Season: A Season on the Edge. ... Read More