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Terry Ellen Rhodes

Statement on Diversity from Dean Terry Rhodes

The College of Arts & Sciences, the largest school at Carolina, is a place of diverse talents, backgrounds, interests and experiences. This diversity — among our 19,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 1,600 faculty and staff — is one of our greatest strengths. We know that when people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives come together, new ways of thinking … Continued

Statement on Diversity from Sabrina Burmeister

Inclusive Excellence in the College of Arts & Sciences means recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion in meeting our goal of student-focused, scholarly excellence.

Sahle named chair of African and Afro-American studies

Professor Eunice Sahle will become chair of the department of African and Afro-American studies in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

Sharing a love and passion for music

It’s gospel music day in professor Louise Toppin’s class, “Music as Culture: The Music of African-Americans.” The course is a survey of the music of African-Americans from its roots in Africa to hip-hop, through the lens of the classical composer.

Bridging the gap between high school and college

Antoinette Newsome, now a Carolina junior majoring in management and society, knew that coming to UNC from a small rural high school would be tough. So she enrolled in the Summer Bridge program.

Two Diversity Awards won in the College

An academic department chair and a senior undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences won 2011 University Diversity Awards from the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.  The honors were presented for “significant contributions to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance of diversity on the campus and in the community.” Terry Rhodes, professor and chair of the department of music, … Continued

College focuses on faculty diversity

Dean Karen Gil has made enhancing faculty diversity a top priority for the College of Arts and Sciences. “If we want our faculty to help solve the world’s greatest challenges, we must recruit excellent scholars and teachers from diverse backgrounds,” Gil said.

MLK Scholars give back to the campus and community

The winner and runners up for the University’s 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship are students in the College of Arts and Sciences. They were recognized during UNC’s 30th Annual MLK Birthday Celebration for following Dr. King’s example through their work to improve the quality of life of the community and the campus. Jakelin Bonilla, a global studies major from … Continued