For more than four decades, Joy Kasson has been building bridges in the name of education. It’s this venerable career of connections that led the University to name Kasson the 2012 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award.
Professor Eunice Sahle’s first love is teaching. A recipient of a 2011 Student Undergraduate Teaching Award, she is known for encouraging independent thought in the classroom.
As the new school year gets underway in the College of Arts and Sciences, there’s plenty of drama, music and political discourse to inform and entertain you during September. Scroll through highlights and links below, and please don’t forget to mark your calendars. Sept. 5-9: PlayMakers Repertory Company presents An Iliad, bringing a modern sensibility to Homer’s epic tale, with … Continued
David W. Pfennig, a faculty member in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Biology since 1996, has been appointed the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor for Graduate Education. The appointment is for a three-year term. In his new role, Pfennig will direct the Royster Society of Fellows, the UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School’s most selective fellowship program. Julia Wood, Lineberger … Continued
PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, kicks off its new main-stage season Sept. 19-Oct. 7 with John Logan’s Tony Award-winning play “Red.”
UNC scientists were co-principal investigators and collaborators for projects described in the Sept. 6 special issue of the journal Nature describing the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) Project. The Human Genome Project produced an almost complete list of the 3 billion pairs of chemical letters in the DNA that embodies the genetic code — but little about the way this … Continued
Hear Yan Song, director of UNC’s Program on Chinese Cities, speak on “Urbanization in China: Critical Issues in an Era of Rapid Growth” Sept 5 at 6 pm at the FedEx Global Education Center. Song and artist Barbara Tyroler will discuss “Beijing Impressions: Portraits of a Shifting Landscape,” currently on display at the Center. An art viewing and reception will … Continued