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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

Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting comes to Carolina

The Ida B. Wells Society, a national organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting, will now be based at the School of Media and Journalism, the school announced Aug. 15. ... Read More

Welcome: new Tar Heels beginning roles at Carolina

With every fall semester, the University welcomes new faculty members and others to jobs across campus. Some are veteran professors, while others are fresh from earning a terminal academic degree in their field, switching to a new job or in their first position in academia. Here’s an introduction to just a few of the newest Tar Heels. ... Read More

Mastering the art of math

For the past 10 years, Mark McCombs has taught the first-year seminar Math, Art and the Human Experience, designed to give students different perspectives on what math and art can be.  ... Read More

Suzanne Barbour of University of Georgia to be new Graduate School dean

Suzanne Barbour, dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia, will be dean of the Graduate School and professor of biochemistry and biophysics, effective Sept. 3. ... Read More

Uncovered 1,600-year-old Jewish art brings more of an unknown culture to light

For nine years running, Carolina professor Jodi Magness has led a team of research specialists and students to the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Lower Galilee, where they bring to light the remains of a late Roman synagogue. For weeks during the summer, they unearth history in the form of art. With each excavation […] ... Read More

Reese News Lab initiative brings audience-driven news to Chatham County

How do you know what your audience wants? You ask them. Online, at community meetings or in the middle of a farmers’ market with a clipboard in your hand — that’s where Alexis Allston stood last summer in Chatham County, as she helped Reese News Lab launch an innovative audience-driven news product serving the rural county […] ... Read More

SNMA is the face of minority medicine in underserved communities

Two years ago, Carolei Bryan was an undergraduate pre-medical student at NC State when the UNC School of Medicine’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association helped fund her trip to the Annual Medical Education Conference in Atlanta. SNMA did this to support NC State’s chapter of the Minority Association of Pre-health Students. “That conference […] ... 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

‘Mamma Douglas’ believes in the power – and joy – of giving back

  For more than two decades, Linda Brown Douglas has given back to the University she loves in countless ways without expecting anything in return. This year, her bounty of good deeds finally caught up to her when she received a 2019 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award. Douglas, the director of volunteer engagement for University Development, […] ... Read More