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Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond to speak Nov. 19

Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond will deliver the 2013 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs Nov. 19 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bond will discuss “Civil Rights, Then and Now” at 7 p.m. in the theater of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

Two win UNC distinguished young alumni awards

An award-winning teacher-author — who inspires students in the classroom and on the football field — and a journalist-teacher — who has written extensively about the conflicts and changes sweeping the Middle East — have been honored by the GAA with Distinguished Young Alumni Awards.

PlayMakers presents two plays in repertory ‘poolside’

There’s something in the water at PlayMakers Repertory Company. PlayMakers is transforming the Paul Green Theatre into an aquatic wonderland complete with indoor pool for productions of “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare and “Metamorphoses” by Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman, to be performed in rotating repertory Nov. 2 to Dec. 8.

New Postdoctoral Fellows for Faculty Diversity selected

Five Ph.D. graduates have been selected as the newest scholars for the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity.

Diving Into Design: PlayMakers tackles aquatic challenges

The Paul Green Theatre is transformed into a wonderland complete with indoor pool for two upcoming productions of “Metamorphoses” and “The Tempest,” in rotating rep at PlayMakers.

Thorp to discuss state of humanities in higher education Nov. 3

Holden Thorp, provost at Washington University in St. Louis, will discuss the state of the humanities in American higher education at a free talk Nov. 3 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Undergraduate research leads to co-editorship of major journal

Hudson Vincent ’13, a UNC comparative literature and cultural studies major, is co-editor of a special issue of the journal, Cultural Studies. The journal features his research on the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Birmingham, England, one of the first institutions in higher education dedicated to interdisciplinary research.