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Four young faculty honored with Hettleman awards

Four highly promising faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty, an honor that recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty or recently tenured faculty. Two of the faculty members are in the College of Arts and Sciences.


A journey from Kenya to Carolina

Few people can point to the exact moment that changed their life, but Eunice Sahle, chair of UNC’s department of African, African American and diaspora studies, can point to the day she decided to become a teacher and writer.


PlayMakers opens season with ‘The Mountaintop’ Sept. 18

PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off its new main-stage season Sept. 18-Oct. 6 with the regional premiere of “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall. The play focuses on the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Magness featured in ‘Jerusalem’ IMAX film

UNC archaeologist Jodi Magness will be featured on the big screen — literally — in the new IMAX 3-D film, ‘Jerusalem.’ The film opens in Charlotte on Sept. 21.


Whirligig art on display at UNC Sept. 5 to Oct. 3

Whirligigs of the late North Carolina folk artist Vollis Simpson will be on display at the Hanes Art Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sept. 5 to Oct. 3.


PlayMakers presents world premiere with Loudon Wainwright III

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the world premiere of “Surviving Twin,” written and performed by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, Sept. 4-8.


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.