Fine Arts & Humanities
Writer Al Young will receive the 2011 Thomas Wolfe Prize and deliver the annual lecture on Oct. 4 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The free public talk is at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Playmakers Theatre. Randall Kenan, an associate professor of English and creative writing at UNC, called Young “a master of nearly all literary … Continued
College of Arts and Sciences scholars were among four UNC faculty members in diverse fields to be awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. The Hettleman Prize, which carries a $5,000 stipend, recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty or recently tenured faculty. Phillip Hettleman, who was born in 1899 and grew up in … Continued
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will launch a new virtual lab that will encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative digital humanities projects.
A soprano, pianist, violinist and trumpeter make up the newest class of Kenan Music Scholars, who have received full scholarships in music to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The 2011 scholars are Kayla Hill, a soprano from Louisville, Ky.; Christina Lai, a pianist from Plantation, Fla.; Ina Liu, a violinist from Centerville, Ohio; and Ryan Petersburg, … Continued
PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will kick off another main-stage season Sept. 21-Oct. 9 with Sarah Ruhl’s comedy “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play).” PlayMakers also will present events related to the production from Sept. 14 to Oct. 9. “In the Next Room” was a finalist … Continued
New York artist Thomas Nozkowski and Chicago art historian James Elkins will give free public talks this fall at the Hanes Art Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The speakers will come to campus as part of the Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series, sponsored by the art department in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Both … Continued
Performances by the Pellegrini String Quartet and a debut recital by new faculty pianist Clara Yang will be among the highlights of the fall 2011 music season at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The season also will include a concert featuring the songs of lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman and a festival celebrating Hungarian composer Franz Liszt. … Continued