Art Changes Everything: The Peck Effect

December 15, 2017

When Carolina alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife, Leena, gave a rare collection of 17th-century European masterworks — including seven Rembrandts — to the Ackland Art Museum, it became the nation’s first public university art museum to own a collection of Rembrandt drawings and one of only two universities to do so.

A Labor of Love

December 15, 2017

I first heard about the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program through my English 105 course during my freshman year at UNC: the unit project for our ‘Writing in the Natural Sciences’ unit was a mock SURF application.

Humanities Happy Hour brings Fellows to the public

December 12, 2017

The Humanities Happy Hour is more than just an appeal to the alliteration lovers among us. It is a collaborative program of events shared by Carolina Public Humanities (CPH) and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH).

Blending comedy and academia

December 12, 2017

Most professors expect students to use proper grammar in their classes, but in English 307, students are encouraged not to. The class is a grammar class. Students learn concepts such as parts of speech, double negatives and malapropisms, but as they learn them, they also are required to incorporate them into sketch comedy.

Languages symposium kicks off N.C. Day of Multilingualism

December 12, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, a celebration focusing on the value of lifelong language learning.

UNC-Chapel Hill Research Exceeds $1 Billion Annually for First Time

December 2, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has surpassed, for the first time, $1 billion in annual research expenditures, according to the nation’s annual Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey. This news continues UNC-Chapel Hill’s decade-long rise as one of the world’s top universities for sponsored research.

NASA Awards Grant to UNC: Land Cover and Change on Global Island Ecosystems

December 2, 2017

The NASA Land Cover/Land Use Change (LCLUC) Program awarded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a three-year grant in the amount of $720,000 to examine the effects of social and ecological factors, particularly, human migration and tourism on the environment and on the sustainability of island ecosystems.

Three UNC Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

November 21, 2017

Professors Blossom Damania, Marcey Waters and Mark Zylka of UNC-Chapel Hill have each been named a fellow by the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.