Fine Arts & Humanities
When Jason Osborne looked through his junk mail, he expected the letter to be a rejection. Instead, he found that he was awarded a prestigious fellowship. Osborne, a second-year UNC MFA student, won a $20,000 painting fellowship from the Dedalus Foundation. The Master of Fine Arts Fellowships are given to only two students, in painting or sculpture. Candidates must be … Continued
Morgan Abbott of Raleigh, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, won a John H. Barnhill Trailblazer Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact. Abbot was one of two students who received the award, which is presented to students who exemplify the ability to inspire a campus to address the issues and needs of the surrounding … Continued
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” … in Latin? Don’t worry, it will be read in English, too, at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Bull’s Head Bookshop at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The shop’s annual bilingual reading of the Dr. Seuss classic will be free and open to the public. Tom Stumpf, professor emeritus of English … Continued
Blues played in Moscow? Southern fried chicken in Abu Dhabi? It’s all true, say writers for a new online magazine, South Writ Large, who say Southern culture is spreading internationally as people everywhere embrace its food, music, literature and more. On view at http://southwritlarge.com/, South Writ Large stems from the Global South Working Group at the University of North Carolina … Continued
PlayMakers Repertory Company will celebrate the holidays a little differently this year, with something for those who need a night off from family activities and all the “fa-la-la.” The professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present Edward Albee’s hilarious marital slugfest “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Nov. 30-Dec. 18. “It has been … Continued
Annegret Fauser of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received the Dent Medal of the Royal Musical Association (RMA). It is one of the highest international honors a musicologist can receive. Fauser, a professor of music and adjunct professor of women’s studies in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, is the 50th recipient of the award. The … Continued
It’s gospel music day in professor Louise Toppin’s class, “Music as Culture: The Music of African-Americans.” The course is a survey of the music of African-Americans from its roots in Africa to hip-hop, through the lens of the classical composer.