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Jan Bardsley knew just what to do with surprise funding from the dean’s office. A stipend for a graduate student to oversee logistics for a major Asian studies conference on campus? Yes. Funds for faculty who elevate the department’s profile by editing prestigious academic journals? Yes.
When Bill and Elizabeth Taylor’s paternal grandfather, William Woodruff Taylor Sr., grew weary of dentistry and decided to become a lawyer, he set an example of never stopping one’s education. He practiced both disciplines in Warrenton, N.C., for years. On the other side of the family tree, these siblings’ maternal grandmother, Kate Barden Winstead, moved her eight children from Roxboro … Continued
Robin Wright, a foreign correspondent, television commentator and author of “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World,” will speak Nov. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wright comes to campus as the Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. At 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Wright will discuss … Continued
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
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
Six Carolina undergraduates will head off on exciting journeys in the United States and abroad to pursue independent study projects of their own design, thanks to the Burch Fellows Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program, supported by Lucius E. Burch III, a 1963 Carolina graduate, recognizes undergraduates at the University who possess extraordinary ability, promise and … Continued