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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

Carolina Performing Arts offers 40+ shows in 3 venues for 2018–19 season

The new season of Carolina Performing Arts combines edgy performances with returning favorites, with shows in Memorial Hall, Moeser Auditorium and CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio. ... Read More

Carolina People: Jan Chambers

Carolina People: Meet Jan Chambers, professor in the department of dramatic art, is also resident designer at PlayMakers Repertory Company. ... Read More

IAH Academic Leader Fellows announced for 2018–19

The Academic Leadership Program helps prepare and support current and emerging academic leaders.  ... Read More

Marr named director of IAH faculty fellows program

The Faculty Fellowship Program supports faculty in their scholarship and art by giving them a semester leave from teaching. Fellows meet weekly to facilitate accountability among peers across fields. ... Read More