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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts & Humanities

From a father’s journey to a national conference

A television broadcaster whose son has au- tism and a Carolina autism researcher have teamed up to create the first UNC Autism Fathers Conference. ... Read More

Uncovered 1,600-year-old Jewish art brings more of an unknown culture to light

For nine years running, Carolina professor Jodi Magness has led a team of research specialists and students to the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Lower Galilee, where they bring to light the remains of a late Roman synagogue. For weeks during the summer, they unearth history in the form of art. With each excavation […] ... Read More

New library exhibit tells story of NC in the years BAC (before air conditioning)

As the thermometer begins its annual climb, an exhibition at the University Libraries looks at the ways that North Carolinians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries kept cool during the hottest months of the year. “Beating the Heat: Surviving Summers in North Carolina Before Air Conditioning” showcases a range of strategies—from shoes with ventilation holes, […] ... Read More

Emil Kang to depart Carolina for Mellon Foundation

Emil Kang, special assistant to the chancellor for the arts and the founder of Carolina Performing Arts, will take a new position Oct. 1 as program director for arts and cultural heritage at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “It is not surprising that the Mellon Foundation would turn to Emil to take on such an […] ... Read More

Serendipity by design

A key challenge in the digital age is to find ways to foster intentional connections among research scientists across different disciplines and universities. At Carolina, RENCI’s powerful and advanced information technology systems make this possible. ... Read More

7 faculty members receive distinguished professorships

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost is pleased to announce that seven faculty members have been selected in 2019 to receive distinguished professorships: W.R. Kenan Jr. Professors: Ralph S. Baric, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Baric is truly an exceptional scientist with well-established national and international recognition for […] ... Read More

Global Photography Competition celebrates 20 years

When Carolina’s Global Photography Competition launched 20 years ago, the contest’s judges received just a handful of hard copy photos from a smattering of students, faculty, staff and alumni. This year, with the contest now open for submissions, the judging committee is anticipating as many as 900 digital entries by its Sept. 15 deadline from Tar […] ... Read More

Lights! Camera! Action! Maymester!

Because of Maymester’s condensed schedule, students in the collaborative classes Acting For the Camera and Directing for the Camera have less than 40 hours of class time to complete the final projects. That’s 12 classes, each three hours and 15 minutes long. Attendance and attention are vital. ... Read More

2019 Massey Award Winners

Read more about the six Carolina employees honored with 2019 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards for their “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions” to the University. ... Read More

‘Mr. North Carolina’ sticks to the subject he loves

Few people are more versed in the history, culture and literature of the state than Bob Anthony, the curator of the North Carolina Collection at University Libraries, and one of the recipients of the 2019 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award. Just don’t expect Anthony to tell you that. Every morning Anthony goes to work […] ... Read More