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Writer Josephine Humphreys to deliver Thomas Wolfe Lecture Oct. 2

Writer Josephine Humphreys, whose fiction draws from the South Carolina lowlands where she was born and bred, will receive the 2012 Thomas Wolfe Prize and deliver the annual lecture Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


College faculty among Hettleman Prize winners

Four highly promising professors in diverse fields have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. Two of the winners are in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Kasson’s career of connecting leads to Jefferson award

For more than four decades, Joy Kasson has been building bridges in the name of education. It’s this venerable career of connections that led the University to name Kasson the 2012 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award.


Tony-winner ‘Red’ opens PlayMakers season

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, kicks off its new main-stage season Sept. 19-Oct. 7 with John Logan’s Tony Award-winning play “Red.”


Haggis, Kotch receive NEH awards for archaeological, Civil Rights journalism projects

Donald Haggis and Seth Kotch in the College of Arts and Sciences have received National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards for research that explores an archaeological project on the island of Crete and Civil Rights-era journalism.


PlayMakers’ PRC2 season opens with ‘An Iliad’

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s innovative, intimate PRC 2 second-stage series returns this fall with “An Illiad” opening Sept. 5-9.


A thousand sips of good luck

UNC has always been rich in legends and traditions. One popular legend says that if you take a sip of water from the Old Well on the first day of classes, you’ll get a 4.0 GPA. Enjoy this time-lapse video of students stopping by for a sip of good luck.