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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts & Humanities

Tift Merritt explores the lyrical language of history and place at Dorothea Dix

Singer-songwriter Tift Merritt has joined with American Studies professor Bobby Allen to recover the long and rich history of Dorothy Dix Hospital. Merritt is writing a "song cycle" about the lives of the people who lived and worked there when it operated as an insane asylum from 1856 to 2012. ... Read More

Westbrooks sees University libraries as a catalyst for change

As University librarian, Elaine Westbrooks also wants to put libraries in the center of the discussion about what the future of the University will be. ... Read More

For 50 years, House Undergraduate Library puts students first

An unrelenting focus on the needs of undergraduates makes the undergraduate library a national model for serving students, says University Librarian Elaine Westbrooks. ... Read More

4 faculty members honored with Hettleman awards

Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. This year's prizes were announced at the Oct. 12 Faculty Council meeting. ... Read More

Bland Simpson receives 2018 Edward Kidder Graham Award

Bland Simpson —English professor, writer, a songwriter and a “honky-tonk piano player” with the Red Clay Ramblers—can now add the Edward Kidder Graham Award for public service. ... Read More

Visiting lecturer shares love of Scottish Gaelic language

Folklorist, scholar and musician Tiber Falzett is passionate about sharing the Scottish Gaelic culture and language and is excited about the opportunity to incorporate the rich legacy of North Carolina’s Scottish Gaelic heritage as Carolina's first visiting lecturer in Scottish Gaelic studies. ... Read More

5 receive 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Five Tar Heels received Distinguished Alumni Awards at University Day. ... Read More

5 selected as 2018–20 faculty diversity fellows

As 2018-20 Faculty Diversity Fellows, five postdoctoral scholars will receive paid two-year positions, additional funds for research, professional development and networking opportunities and a unique opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor in their discipline. ... Read More

Welch, Rawlings blend story and song during Thomas Wolfe Lecture

On the eve of Thomas Wolfe’s 118th birthday, Grammy Award-winning lyricist and musician Gillian Welch and her song-writing partner David Rawlings to Moeser Auditorium delivered the Thomas Wolfe Lecture in story and song. Known for her at-times dark American songs, Welch is the first musician to be awarded the Wolfe Medal. Welch, known for her at-times dark Americana songs, is the first musician to be awarded the Wolfe Medal. ... Read More

Creating meaningful lives

The College of Arts & Sciences at Carolina is the only school that is, in fact, as old as the University itself. More than 75 percent of the students who graduate from Carolina will do so with at least one major in the College. It is also the academic home of 25 percent of Carolina’s graduate students. In this Q&A, Dean Kevin Guskiewicz shares his vision for the college. ... Read More