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3D imaging project brings Nepali sacred site to life


Religious studies scholar Lauren Leve partnered with a computer science class last semester to further her ongoing work to create an annotated 3D model of Swayambhunath, an ancient holy site in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley.



3D imaging project brings Nepali sacred site to life

Religious studies scholar Lauren Leve partnered with a computer science class last semester to further her ongoing work to create an annotated 3D model of Swayambhunath, an ancient holy site in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley.


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An illustration of the interior of Jane Austen's writing room at Chawton Cottage. There's a portable writing desk, a chair, a bookcase, paintings on the wall, etc.

Jane Austen’s Desk

A new NEH grant will support UNC scholars’ creation of an immersive web environment designed to bring Jane Austen’s writing room — and her world — to life.

Tirah Phillips sings into a microphone while Katrina Bond and Marc Durham lean over recording equipment. Three other Hip Hop Ensemble members are in the background.

Music curriculum spans genres, includes applied learning

With IDEAs in Action courses, faculty give students immersive experiences, hands-on training and ways to make new connections.

Jackson Holmes and four other study abroad students huddle together for a photo in front of mountain landscape.

Becoming a Tar Heel abroad

Jackson Holmes spent his first semester as a Tar Heel studying at the University of Stirling in Scotland as part of the Carolina Global Launch program.

A group shot of the new Phillips Ambassadors, standing.

Ten undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors for study in Asia

Ten undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Spring 2023 study abroad programs in Asia. Undergraduate scholarship recipients will study in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. 

Lauren sits on the floor interviewing interviewing the resident monk at Deva Dharma Mahavihar, a Buddhist monastery located in front of the stupa.

3D imaging project brings Nepali sacred site to life

Religious studies scholar Lauren Leve partnered with a computer science class last semester to further her ongoing work to create an annotated 3D model of Swayambhunath, an ancient holy site in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley.

Gwendolyn Schwinke sits at a desk instructing two actors seating across from her.

The art of acing the accent

Learn how student-actors training with Carolina’s PlayMakers Repertory Company learn their characters’ dialects, and meet the Carolina faculty member who fine-tunes their accents to create an authentic sound.

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National Endowment for the Humanities announces $28.1 million in grants

The first round of funding for the year will support 204 projects across the country. Among the projects is the creation of an immersive online resource by the Jane Austen Summer Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, which will allow people to explore Austen’s writings, personal artifacts and historical documents within a recreated interior of her home.

 

Read the article at The New York Times


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PlayMakers’ “Hamlet” Jan. 25-Feb. 12, 2023

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Catch this vivid reimagining of one of the world’s best psychological thrillers, a tale of a courtly world turned upside down. The king is mysteriously killed. A brother has stolen his crown and bride. Young Hamlet, usurped heir, is thrust into a morass of intrigue, treachery, madness and revenge.

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