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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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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

Hill Hall renovation dedicated to great music in a comfortable setting

The dedication of Hill Hall and the new James and Susan Moeser Auditorium celebrated the changes 18 months and $15 million of private gifts had brought to the building, which turns 100 this year. ... Read More

Southern Historical Collection reaches one million scans and counting

In 2009, the Southern Historical Collection (SHC) took the first steps toward an audacious idea: putting every one of its 26 million items online as part of a Digital Southern Historical Collection. In late 2016, librarians realized that more than one million scans are now online and ready for use by researchers and students anywhere. ... Read More

Ackland Art Museum receives $25 million gift

Sheldon Peck couldn’t stop smiling when he took the stage for the special event at the Ackland Art Museum on Jan. 25. He beamed throughout the announcement of the Ackland’s largest gift ever, an $8 million endowment and 134 original Dutch and Flemish drawings -– including seven Rembrandts – valued at $17 million. ... Read More

An Interview with Philip Glass

Philip Glass talks about turning 80, the role of the artist in society and why he works in so many different genres. ... Read More