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Carolina People: Jenny Marvel

After studying Jusepe de Ribera’s “Portrait of a Knight of Santiago,” Jenny Marvel was so inspired she walked 500 miles across Northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. There are parallels, she said, between how she lives and how she teaches as the head of school and community programs at the Ackland Art Museum. "It is about slowing down, looking closely and being aware of everything that you notice." ... Read More

Meet the Makers

At its heart, the Be A Maker space in Murray Hall is an open workshop with access to emerging technologies like 3D printing and laser cutting as well as traditional tools for sewing and woodworking. But what makes BeAM stand out is not the fancy equipment inside. It’s the open door that invites everybody in, said Kyle Glochick, BeAM administrative assistant. ... Read More

2019 Hettleman Prizes awarded to promising early-career faculty

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.   ... Read More

Mastering the art of math

For the past 10 years, Mark McCombs has taught the first-year seminar Math, Art and the Human Experience, designed to give students different perspectives on what math and art can be.  ... Read More

Institute for the Arts and Humanities announces its 2019-20 Faculty Fellows

Sixteen faculty members make up the newest class of Faculty Fellows at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. The Faculty Fellowship Program provides on-campus leaves for faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences to pursue research and creative work that leads to publication, exhibition, composition and performance. The program supports a weekly seminar […] ... Read More

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