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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

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

Things are looking up

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

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

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

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

‘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

On the job training

When Ackland preparator Joel VanderKamp saw an email encouraging Carolina faculty and staff to learn to use newly created makerspaces across campus, he began to think of ways that training would help him do his job.  ... Read More