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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts & Humanities

Focusing on Flexibility

Flexible Learning Spaces Initiative will modernize up to 50 classrooms and advance student-focused interaction. ... Read More

Author John Grisham talks about advocacy for the innocent at annual lecture

John Grisham is a vocal advocate for the Innocence Project, which works to free innocent people convicted of crimes. ... Read More

Engelhardt named interim senior associate dean

Elizabeth Engelhardt, current chair of American studies, has been named interim senior associate dean for fine arts and humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences, effective March 18. She replaces Terry Rhodes, who was appointed interim dean of the College on Feb. 26. As senior associate dean for fine arts and humanities, Engelhardt will […] ... Read More

Carolina is ahead of schedule on meeting many UNC System goals

The UNC System set the bar high for its schools, and Carolina is meeting its Higher Expectations. One year into Higher Expectations, the UNC System’s five-year strategic plan, Carolina surpassed goals for four of the nine metrics that the state measures, achieved moderate success with three others, and fell just short in the remaining two […] ... Read More

Terry Rhodes is interim dean of the College

Terry Rhodes has been appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective immediately, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert A. Blouin and Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz announced today. ... Read More

And the Grammys go to . . . retired Carolina professor Bill Ferris.

University Libraries archivists can also take a bow for their part in the creation of “Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris” ... Read More

A history suppressed

Two Carolina professors hope to honor thousands of African-Americans by uncovering injustices against them that, for decades, have been erased from public memory. ... Read More

Things are looking up

Can you guess where photographer Johnny Andrews was when he took these pictures? ... Read More

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