Fine Arts & Humanities
Inspired by the quest of identity that occupied Rembrandt through his life, the North Carolina Museum of Art presents “Self, Observed,” the first exhibition of college student work juried by college students at the Museum. Exhibited concurrently with the Rembrandt in America exhibition, “Self, Observed” reexamines the function of portraiture and highlights the enduring influence of Rembrandt. The exhibit was … Continued
In the fall of 2008, Andrew Finn Magill (cultural studies ’09) began a personal project (watch video) to fuse two of his passions — music and public health. After meeting with Irving Hoffman, the director of UNC Projects-Malawi, Magill connected with Malawian singer-songwriter Peter Mawanga and started “Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS.” Now, almost three years later, “Stories of … Continued
In the summer of 1961, during the first months of America’s civil rights movement, waves of young people rode buses into the heart of the deep South. Mostly college students, the interracial groups challenged Jim Crow laws that segregated interstate travel in the region. Their bravery helped change the course of American history. PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater company … Continued
Two scholars at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won awards from the National Communication Association (NCA), the largest national organization that promotes communication scholarship and education. Dennis Mumby, professor of communication studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, received a Distinguished Scholar Award for a lifetime of scholarly achievement in communication. Michael Waltman, associate professor … Continued
A lecture and performances on domestic violence will be a part of the semester-long residency of folklorist Elaine Lawless, the Nannerl Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. Lawless, a professor of English at the University of Missouri, spent a sabbatical year volunteering at a shelter for women fleeing domestic violence. … Continued
Student playwrights will take center stage in a new one-act festival Oct. 6-9 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Long Story Shorts: The First Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays” is a free festival sponsored by the writing for the screen and stage program in the department of communication studies. The festival includes six 10-minute plays written … Continued
Nancie McDermott’s culinary journey has taken her full circle: from her grandmother’s big dairy farm kitchen in Orange County to the rural countryside in Thailand and back again. She writes about food for a living, but you won’t find her kitchen to be fussy or pretentious. It is a place where you can fall in love with cooking.