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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts & Humanities

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

McFee, Roper win North Carolina’s highest civilian honor

The North Carolina Award was created by the General Assembly in 1961 to recognize significant contributions to the state and nation in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service and science. ... Read More

Meet Stephanie Elizondo Griest, not exactly in her own words, but close

Elizondo Griest doesn’t just write her books. She lives them. She combines her interviewing skills, mountains of research and a flair for memoir to create what she calls a “lived experience.” As the Margaret R. Shuping Associate Professor of Creative Nonfiction, she is teaching that technique this fall in her Memoir as Witness course. ... Read More

5 area studies centers awarded $8.6 million, named National Resource Centers

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