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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts & Humanities

Ackland Art Museum celebrates 60th birthday with 60 new gifts, dedicated creative space, public art

The Ackland Art Museum has launched a yearlong celebration of its 60th anniversary with a new exhibition of works of art given by generous donors to mark the milestone. ... Read More

For 30 years, Stone Center has been bringing people together

Located in the heart of campus, neighboring the Bell Tower and Kenan Stadium, the three-floor brick structure has a 360-seat auditorium, art gallery and museum, a 10,000-volume library, a large multipurpose room, a computer classroom and even a dance studio. A variety of campus groups, including both the Employee Forum and the Faculty Council, have met here, and it is home to the Carolina Women’s Center and the Institute of African-American Research. ... Read More

Sancars break ground for $5 million Turkish cultural center in Chapel Hill

Aziz and Gwen Sancar join with dignitaries from Turkey and Chapel Hill to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Sancar Turkish Cultural and Community Center. ... Read More

Ackland Art Museum selects Dana Cowen as first Peck Curator

Dana Cowen, former associate curator of European art at the Josyln Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, is the inaugural Sheldon Peck Curator for European and American Art before 1950. In this newly endowed position, Cowen will be responsible for the care, cataloguing, display, expansion and refinement of the Ackland’s distinguished collection of European and American […] ... Read More

Thorp Scholars recognized for work with communities

Nine Carolina faculty members were honored in August for their community engagement through scholarly endeavors as graduates of class VI of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program. ... Read More

A new school year gets underway at Carolina

Each August, the University welcomes back the student body for a new academic year. New faculty and staff also join the Carolina community around this time. Summer construction projects are winding down, and new classes are gearing up. Here’s a back-to-school roundup as academic year 2018–19 gets underway. New students As always, they are an […] ... Read More

University Libraries receives $1.75 million Mellon grant

Speeches that U.S. presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy delivered at Carolina, recordings of Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, performances by North Carolina icons Andy Griffith and Doc Watson and street scenes filmed across North Carolina in the 1930s are among the items that global audiences and researchers will […] ... Read More

Carolina rises to 30th in 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Carolina ranks 30th in the world and 22nd in the United States among global universities, according to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. The announcement was made Aug. 15, in conjunction with the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This places Carolina ninth among […] ... Read More

‘The center of the universe for southern studies’

For more than a century, Carolina researchers and libraries have collected millions of southern artifacts and documents—making Carolina a hub for the study of the American South. ... Read More


Distinguished Professor Mitch Prinstein looks at different kinds of popularity in his book, Popular, the 2018 summer reading book for Carolina’s 5,095 incoming students. ... Read More