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Bart D. Ehrman is the author of "Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife." Photo shows a picture of the author, Ehrman beside the book cover of the new book.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s book: “Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife” by Bart D. Ehrman.

Rocky Mount Mills invoice from 1970.

The story of North Carolina’s Rocky Mount Mills

UNC’s Community Histories Workshop has developed Digital Rocky Mount Mills, a website with resources and information for those interested in the mill’s history, the North Carolina textile industry, K-12 pedagogy, African American genealogy, oral history and memory, historic preservation and economic development.

UNC Opera students perform in the fall 2019 production, "Scipio's Dream." (photo by Alyssa LaFaro)

Crescendos of Creativity

As the director of UNC Opera, Marc Callahan teaches his students and audiences that this age-old art form offers so much more than singing on a stage: It’s a craft that requires creative research and a team of people to bring it to life.

Photo of hands playing a piano -- closeup for the Summer Jazz Workshop.

Improvisation leads to successful Summer Jazz Workshop

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, faculty members in Carolina’s music department had to do a new kind of musical improvisation: move the annual, in-person Summer Jazz Workshop for students and amateur musicians entirely online.

As storm clouds approach and rain starts to fall, Zar Ree rushes out to plant seeds. (photo by Jon Gardiner)

For the Love of Language

Since 1984, over 100,000 Karen refugees have fled their homeland of Myanmar to escape civil war. Linguistics PhD students Amy Reynolds and Jen Boehm strive to understand this shift and hope to preserve the Karen people’s histories in the process.

First-year MFA students who participated in the "Ram's Tales" album project; this photo by AhDream Smith serves as the album cover.

Storytelling and service

First-year MFA students in Gwendolyn Schwinke’s spring voice and speech class used their acting skills for good to produce an online album of international folk tales for UNC Children’s Hospital.

Zombie eyes on a green screen with the words: "Zombie eyes have rendered me powerless"

Meaning behind the monsters

Brendan Thornton lures students into his class with zombies, vampires and demons, then hits them with the serious stuff.