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With the debut of the College of Arts and Sciences’ new website, we also debut our new tag line: Synergy Unleashed. At Carolina, teaching, learning and research are transformative processes by which we invent a better future. There is synergy in pairing diverse and sometimes unexpected disciplines.
It may be our shortest month, but the College’s February calendar is packed with African-American history and culture, the Carolina Jazz festival, a little bit of love, and more. Highlights and links below. Feb. 2: Bart Ehrman, professor of religious studies, will answer the question, Did Jesus Exist? as part of a humanities symposium. $75; free for UNC undergraduates. 919.962.1544. … Continued
“Home,” the latest novel by Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, will be the 2013 summer reading book for incoming students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A nine-member selection committee of students, faculty and staff selected the book from five finalists. Students on the committee described “Home” as an inspiration to first-year students in … Continued
Gentrification and the future of urban development in Chapel Hill will be the topic of a free discussion after the 2 p.m. Feb. 16 performance of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s “Clybourne Park.” The event, “Civil Discourse, Civil Communities,” is sponsored by PlayMakers and the Program in the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina … Continued
A pioneering computer science professor and a former law school dean who helped the campus navigate turbulent times at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were honored Jan. 18 with the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award.
The Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series will continue with Lauren Cornell, New Museum curator, on Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center, room 121. The lecture is free and open to the public. Cornell will be co-curating the 2015 Generational Triennial with video artist Ryan Trecartin. As a curator, she has frequently explored the intersection of new … Continued
Local and global experts will explore key issues related to water and energy, and present potential solutions to problems like climate change at a Feb. 6-8 symposium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Philip T. Reeker, deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, will discuss the volatile Balkans region during a Jan. 29 free public lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “The Balkans: From War and ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ to Democratization and Integration into Europe” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global … Continued