Arts & Sciences Foundation
Editor’s note: F. Stuart Chapin Jr. died on May 2, 2016, just a month after celebrating his 100th birthday. When faculty, alumni and students gathered in April to mark the 70th anniversary of the department of city and regional planning, they also celebrated the 100th birthday of one of the department’s founding members, F. Stuart Chapin Jr. Chapin joined the … Continued
A bequest estimated at $7.5 million from an anonymous donor will establish three or more distinguished professorships in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Order of the Tar Heel One Hundred (now the UNC Board of Visitors) met in the second-floor faculty lounge of the Morehead Building on October 16, 1975. That warm fall morning, they met to discuss the creation of a foundation dedicated to the liberal arts at Carolina, deciding to support the development and enhancement of the University. The recommendation, … Continued
Alumnus David Gardner Frey (AB ’64, JD ‘67), is an enthusiastic supporter of UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and all things Carolina. “Liberal arts are at the heart of the educational mission at any great public university,” Frey said in an interview for Carolina Connections in fall 1999. “The need for private sector support has never been more critical.” … Continued
The creation of three professorships between 2000 and 2007 in the College of Arts and Sciences that transformed Southern studies at Carolina was just the beginning. John A. Powell ’77, a history major, who lives in New York City, generously established these professorships to provide substantial financial support allowing the College recruit and retain outstanding faculty. To honor Carolina’s renowned … Continued
Happy Birthday, Steve! In honor of your 71st, Nina has made a generous contribution to the O.B. Hardison Jr. Scholarship Fund for the Humanities. The following article by Claire Cusick was published in Carolina Connections in summer 2015. Stephen Israel ’66 wants to honor the Renaissance English professor who changed his life And he wants your help Steve Israel … Continued
In 2009, Frank Baumgartner was named the inaugural Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor. Baumgartner came to UNC from Penn State, where he was on the political science faculty for a decade. A Detroit native who earned all of his academic degrees from the University of Michigan, he previously held positions at the University of Iowa and Texas A&M University. He … Continued