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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts & Humanities

Six individuals and one program receive 2019 Diversity Awards

Using the tagline “an inclusive blue begins with you,” Carolina’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion presented its 11th annual awards April 29 at the CURRENT Art Space on Franklin Street. Those honored came from a record number of nominations received this year. “Diversity opens the doors to challenge our thinking,” said Interim Chancellor Kevin M. […] ... Read More

Graduate students essential to University’s research and teaching

The Graduate School at Carolina encompasses more than 80 academic programs offering more than 160 different graduate degrees. The 11,000 graduate students who make up 37% of the student body are essential to Carolina, providing the work-force behind a more than $1 billion research enterprise and teaching undergraduates with enthusiasm and creativity. In this Q&A, Dean […] ... Read More

Harvey Awards go to faculty work: housing app, game for hospitalized kids

Two faculty-led teams working on products to help people outside the University will receive a C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities at Carolina, which supply $75,000 in funding toward each project. The projects are an app to help low-income people find safe, affordable housing and an augmented reality game to improve outcomes for […] ... Read More

2019 University Teaching Awards

Recipients of the 2019 University Teaching Awards talk what it takes to be a good professor, what they have learned from their students, and something about themselves their students would be surprised to find out. ... Read More

Six receive prestigious Massey Awards for meritorious service

In recognition of their “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions,” six University employees will receive the 2019 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards. ... Read More

Three from Carolina elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three faculty members from Carolina — Kathleen M. Harris, Jodi Magness and Bryan L. Roth— have been elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Harris (sociology) and Magness (religious studies) are in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences. Roth (pharmacology) is in the UNC School of Medicine. The academy announced the election of its 2019 fellows on April […] ... Read More

‘Triple I’ courses teach the power of interdisciplinary thinking

Courses organized around a broad theme and team-taught by outstanding faculty members in three disciplines seek to introduce students to new ideas while building key capacities such as data literacy. ... 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

Making their mark on Carolina

During Women’s History Month, the Gazette recognizes just a few of the University’s female faculty and staff who have made a difference on campus and beyond through leadership, research, teaching, public service and mentoring other women. ... Read More