Fine Arts & Humanities
Studying Mandarin in Tapei to broaden research on Chinese-language cinema. Writing a full-length book of poetry. Pursuing a Ph.D. in English literature at Harvard University. These are just a few of the pursuits Carolina’s Thomas Wolfe Scholars have been up to since they graduated.
Anna K. Faison of Aiken, S.C., has been awarded a Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a full four-year scholarship in creative writing to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the scholarship program in the College of Arts and Sciences, which was established in 2001 with a gift to UNC from Frank Borden Hanes … Continued
The spirited and unconventional Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen orchestra will open Carolina Performing Arts’ 2011-2012 season with two concerts showcasing the timeless power of works by Beethoven, Haydn and Schoenberg. In its only U.S. concert of 2011 and the first in more than a year, the orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 8 in Memorial … Continued
PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC 2 second-stage series will open its fifth season with playwright Caryl Churchill’s intensely charged family drama with a twist, “A Number,” Sept. 7-11. PlayMakers, the professional theater company in residence in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, also has announced that “The Amish Project” has joined the PRC2 lineup, to run Jan. 11-15. Written and performed … Continued
Carolina professor and College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Bland Simpson and fellow College alumni Don Dixon and Jim Wann have won an environmental service award from the N.C. Coastal Federation. Simpson is Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at UNC. The three make up the Coastal Cohorts singing group. For more than 25 years, they have been … Continued
PlayMakers Repertory Company will receive two national arts grants for its staging of a Shakespearean epic during the upcoming season. For the fourth year in a row, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has recognized the professional theater company, which is based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The … Continued
Eighteen undergraduates and one graduate student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2011 study abroad programs in Asia. They will study in China, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam. UNC’s Phillips Ambassadors program includes a three-credit academic course that puts the experience in global context and challenges students to share their experiences … Continued