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Martin Groff

Summer Research Fellow Spotlight: Martin Groff

Martin Groff is the 2021 Dr. Nancy C. Joyner Summer Research Fellowship recipient, which allows him to conduct research on 19th-century American authors and their conceptualization of democracy.


Alyssa Cooper on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. July 7, 2021. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Rising senior gives back to local Japanese families

Alyssa Cooper has been working with Southern Bridge International’s Prego Club, which focuses on helping pregnant or post-partum Japanese women in the Triangle navigate the American medical system.


Lenny Bruce vinyl album cover stands beside a record player.

Learning behind the laughter

In Associate Professor Michelle Robinson’s American studies Maymester course, “Comedy and Ethics,” students explored how stand-up comedy enriches American culture and sparks ethical discussions, all while making people laugh.


Hyde Hall (home of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.) Light shines through the windows of Hyde Hall at dusk.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities announces its 2021-2022 faculty fellows

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has announced its 2021-2022 cohort of Faculty Fellows. The Faculty Fellowship Program offers College faculty the opportunity to pursue ambitious, exciting, artistic and scholarly projects.


On the left, book cover for "Bewilderness;" on the right a photo of Karen Tucker.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book: “Bewilderness” (Catapult, June 2021), a debut novel by Karen Tucker.


Cosmic Rays Film Festival receives $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

College faculty Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown are co-founders of the festival, which will curate extended reality, or XR, media art, including virtual reality, augmented reality and other forms of immersive media for the 2022 event.


TEAM ADVANCE: Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring - UNC.

Making faculty mentorship more equitable

Carolina’s TEAM ADVANCE seeks to strengthen faculty pipelines by boosting mentoring for women, especially women of color.


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