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PlayMakers, Triad Stage collaborate on new play about Martin Luther King Jr.

This fall, two of North Carolina’s leading theater companies, PlayMakers Repertory Company and Triad Stage, will co-produce the regional premiere of “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall. The play focuses on the last night in the life of Martin Luther King Jr. It is the theater companies’ first collaboration of this kind. PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University … Continued

New mosaics discovered in synagogue excavations in Galilee

Excavations in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee, have brought to light stunning mosaics which decorated the floor.

Michele Berger to lead Faculty Fellows Program

Women’s studies professor Michele Tracy Berger has been named the new associate director of the Faculty Fellows Program at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

Clarke and Duffy are honored for service in the workplace

Shelley Clarke, the manager for the Institute for the Study of the Americas, and Eve Duffy, a manager in the Program in the Humanities and Human Values, were honored at a ceremony May 22 for the ways in which they support and influence others in their jobs at UNC.

Professors with Passion: Marianne Gingher

“You don’t learn anything about writing [by] just talking about writing,” says Marianne Gingher, the Bowman and Gordon Gray Term Professor of Creative Writing. (WATCH VIDEO)

Summer Jazz Workshop offers free concerts June 17-21

The third annual UNC Summer Jazz Workshop June 17-21 will feature free nightly concerts open to the public.

PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory to perform ‘Sweeney Todd’

A cast of young student actors will perform Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” July 17-21 at the Center for Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.