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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

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

Global Photography Competition celebrates 20 years

When Carolina’s Global Photography Competition launched 20 years ago, the contest’s judges received just a handful of hard copy photos from a smattering of students, faculty, staff and alumni. This year, with the contest now open for submissions, the judging committee is anticipating as many as 900 digital entries by its Sept. 15 deadline from Tar […] ... Read More

Lights! Camera! Action! Maymester!

Because of Maymester’s condensed schedule, students in the collaborative classes Acting For the Camera and Directing for the Camera have less than 40 hours of class time to complete the final projects. That’s 12 classes, each three hours and 15 minutes long. Attendance and attention are vital. ... Read More

Notre Dame’s fire, restoration illustrative of its history, faculty say

The world watched as the April 15 fire destroyed the spire and two-thirds of the roof of Paris landmark Notre Dame Cathedral. Carolina faculty discuss the building, its significance and what comes next. ... Read More

Leadership in transition

Leslie Parise steps down as faculty chair Leslie Parise announced March 25 that she will step down as faculty chair by the end of this semester. Parise, who is also chair of the biochemistry and biophysics department in the School of Medicine, served as chair of the faculty for the past two years. “In balancing […] ... Read More

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces 2019-20 season

    The celebration of Carolina’s 100-year history of playmaking continues with fresh perspectives, new works and relevant classics. PlayMakers Repertory Company has announced its 2019–20 season, “Legacy | NOW.” The season will present world premieres, new interpretations and classic plays with the goal of opening hearts and minds to new perspectives. Each show will […] ... 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