Fine Arts & Humanities
Sarah Bonn and John Thorp know all about their chosen instrument’s reputation: It’s small. It can only play a few types of songs. It’s not serious. But with each pluck of the string, the Carolina students work to prove that the ukulele can do far more than audiences think.
Twenty-four faculty members and teaching assistants have been named winners of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2017 University Teaching Awards. The recipients will be recognized during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Pittsburgh on Jan. 31. Chancellor Carol L. Folt also will host a spring banquet to honor the winners in April. The University Committee on … Continued
PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel,” as part of its main-stage season. Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and the Outer Critics Circle awards, this quietly beautiful story explores the struggle of ﬁnding intimacy and purpose while chasing your dreams.The show runs Jan. 25-Feb. 12.
Six new interdisciplinary, team-taught courses will be offered across the College of Arts and Sciences beginning in fall 2017 in disciplines ranging from physics and astronomy to public policy to art.
A new fellowship funded by the Taylor Charitable Trust is supporting graduate students with interests in how humanities scholarship can be tied to a public outreach focus.
Structure. Loyalty. Faith. Leadership. The characteristics exhibited by churchgoers share many similarities to the values of gang members. Both groups believe in the power of the collective and something greater than themselves. At least, that’s what UNC religious studies professor Brendan Thornton discovered after conducting research in the Dominican Republic. The analysis Thornton provides is not always welcomed with … Continued
Daniel Wallace, J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English and director of the creative writing program, has written and illustrated a new children’s book, “The Hole Story,” about a Hole and his search for a place in the world.