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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

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