UNC-Chapel Hill becomes newest partner institution of KEEN
Applied physical sciences receives grant to promote an entrepreneurial mindset in undergraduates.
$5 million commitment to support dean’s priorities
Steve Cumbie (BA ’70, MBA ’73) invests in excellence by providing future College deans with unrestricted support.
Transformational gift to fund new sports medicine complex
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced a transformational gift to support constructing a sports medicine complex that will enable further advances in its world-leading traumatic brain … Continued
Honors in London, Winston House begin anniversary celebrations
3,882 miles. That is the distance between Chapel Hill and London. But for the past 30 years, Honors Carolina has made that distance seem smaller by connecting Carolina’s best and … Continued
Seed funding will bolster innovative research projects in psychology
A family legacy of UNC alumni and a passion for lifelong learning continue to inspire Ann Rankin Cowan (psychology ’75) to give back to Carolina. Cowan is an avid supporter … Continued
Igniting a global spark in students
“I want to take away any number of fears that may prevent a student — who grew up like me — from studying abroad,” explained Michael-Bryant Hicks ’96.
Lifelong love of theater leads alumna to support PlayMakers’ artistic director
Joanne Mills Garrett, who holds three degrees from Carolina, planned to write a Broadway play one day.
$25 million gift helps secure graduate students’ future
A transformational $25 million bequest to the UNC College of Arts & Sciences ensures a bright future for graduate students. The gift from an anonymous donor will enable the College … Continued
Musicology doctoral student Stella Zhizhi Li receives 2019-20 Glass Graduate Fellowship
Stella Zhizhi Li, a UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral student in musicology, has been selected to serve as the Harold J. Glass USAF Graduate Fellow for academic year 2019-2020.
Ishna J. Hall: Beloved Tar Heel, Colleague and Friend
The College of Arts & Sciences is mourning the unexpected loss of former Carolina colleague and treasured friend Ishna Hall.
Textile, Bedding and Soft Goods Company LeighDeux Awards Scholarships to Entrepreneurship Students
Two enterprising women entrepreneurs in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship are the 2019 recipients of the LeighDeux Women in Entrepreneurship Excellence Scholarship: Krishna Patel ’20 and Anastasia Soule ’19.
Distinguished service awards presented to Bill and Marcie Ferris, David Pardue
Awards for distinguished service to the College of Arts & Sciences were presented to William R. “Bill” and Marcie Cohen Ferris, both Carolina professors emeritus, and alumnus David Pardue Jr. … Continued
Rhodes appointed interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
As Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences since 2012, Rhodes has long championed the value of the arts and humanities to … Continued
Nobel laureate Kip Thorne to speak on black holes, time travel and more
Kip Thorne’s lecture, “My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe: From Black Holes and Wormholes to Time Travel and Gravitational Waves” will take place on Feb. 21 at … Continued
Guskiewicz appointed interim chancellor
A neuroscientist and internationally recognized expert on sport-related concussions, Kevin Guskiewicz joined Carolina’s faculty in 1995 and has served as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences since January … Continued
Supporting STEM Scholars at UNC
The Sherman Fairchild Foundation recently donated $10 million to the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust pledged a $5 million grant, provided the University raises … Continued
Jarrahi Family Supports New Professorship in Persian Studies
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce a new tenure-track assistant professor position in Islamic studies with … Continued
Four honored with Davie Awards
The Davie Awards honor four individuals who exemplify dedication, commitment and service to the University.
Paving the Way: Entrepreneur Helps Women Following in Her Footsteps
Leigh Goodwyn and her dorm-furnishings company, LeighDeux, provide scholarships and mentoring for young women who aspire to be entrepreneurs.
Memorial fund created in honor of department chair and distinguished professor Jonathan Hess
A memorial fund has been set up in honor of Jonathan Hess, professor and chair of the department of Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures, who passed away suddenly on … Continued