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New book examines Mizrahi cinema in Israel

A new book by a UNC assistant professor of Asian studies provides the most comprehensive, systematic study to date of Mizrahi (Oriental-Jewish or Arab-Jewish) films produced in Israel over the last several decades.


Providing innovative ways to share humanities data

A new software tool developed by the UNC Digital Innovation Lab in collaboration with RENCI (UNC’s Renaissance Computing Institute) helps researchers, teachers, and community groups document history and community projects with an easy-to-use tool that builds interactive websites.


PlayMakers awarded major grants to support new season

PlayMakers Repertory Company has received several significant national grants in support of upcoming projects and productions. PlayMakers is the professional theater company in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A $250,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York City will allow three more theater ensembles to develop new … Continued


Nicole Johnson ’14 selected as German Young Ambassador

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has selected Nicole Johnson ’14 to serve as a Young Ambassador for her study in Germany for the 2013-14 academic year.


Norris wins UNC scholarship in creative writing

Incoming first-year student Madeline “Maddie” Norris of Columbia, S.C., has been awarded a 2013 Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a full four-year merit scholarship in creative writing, to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Graduate students win national dissertation fellowships

Nathaniel Sharadin, philosophy, and Natalia Suit, anthropology, will start the new academic year with Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. The two UNC doctoral students were among only 22 nationwide to receive this prestigious award.


Lowery named new director of Southern Oral History Program

Historian Malinda Maynor Lowery has been named the new director of the Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.