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A heart for the humanities

May 7, 2024

The Carolina history professor has spent nearly four decades sharing the enduring value of the humanities with audiences inside and outside the classroom. When students question Lloyd Kramer about the value of a humanities degree, the veteran professor of history responds succinctly: It prepares you for life.

Lives guided by great books

April 1, 2024

The new Weldon Thornton Society and Teaching Award affirm the central place of the humanities in the arts and sciences tradition that has long defined a Carolina education.

Majoring in a ‘life of meaning and purpose’

October 5, 2023

Coming to Carolina was an easy decision for Bill Farthing ’70 (J.D. ’74). Almost 60 years later, it was another easy decision to give back to the place where he spent his first four years at UNC: the department of religious studies.