Fine Arts & Humanities
Zena Cardman is setting her sights on the ultimate frontier — space. Over 18,000 people applied to be in NASA’s newest class of astronauts, and Cardman found out on May 25 that she was among the top 12 accepted. She reports to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in August to begin her training.
The experimental environment at WXDU provides an artistic haven for Duke University students and Durham locals alike — a sentiment that UNC archivist and folklorist Jaycie Vos hopes to capture.
Four new integrated first-year seminars team-taught by faculty members from different disciplines will be offered beginning in fall 2017 as part of the new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): “Creating Scientists: Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making.”
Elizabeth Manekin, head of University programs and academic projects for the Ackland Art Museum, uses art in the Ackland’s collection to enhance an American Studies class.
In fall 2016, the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill launched a major new initiative that amplified and integrated the work that College faculty, staff, students and alumni are doing in the wide array of fields that the arts, humanities and qualitative social sciences embrace.
Named in honor of its founder, violinist and professor of music emeritus Richard Luby, the Richard Luby Violin Symposium offers participants an intensive one-week immersion focused on individual instrumental and musical growth within the context of a supportive and nurturing atmosphere. The symposium celebrates its 10th year May 22-28, with free concerts and events.
Physicist Laurie McNeil and musician Brent Wissick have taught the first-year seminar, “The Interplay of Music and Physics,” for one semester each year, for 12 consecutive years, beginning in 1999. This past spring, after a five-year hiatus, McNeil and Wissick reunited to teach the course for a 13th time.