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Fellowships awarded for research on ethical and religious values

Three Ph.D. students in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences have won fellowships for their research on ethical and religious values from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Charlotte Newcombe Foundation. Twenty-one Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows were named for the 2011-2012 academic year. These fellowships, created in 1981, remain the nation’s largest and most prestigious award … Continued


Sarah Dessen: On her 10th novel, her writing process and growing up as a Tar Heel

Popular young adult novelist Sarah Dessen ’93 is awaiting the May release of her 10th novel, What Happened to Goodbye. The English major, who later returned to teach creative writing at UNC for eight years, talks with us about her latest book, writing process and experiences at Carolina. Her parents were professors in the College of Arts and Sciences: Alan … Continued


Kindem’s film on blind Paralympics skier to be screened at Boston Film Festival, shown on campus

The film, “More Than Meets the Eye,” will be screened on the UNC campus at 7:30 p.m. May 4 in the Hanes Art Center auditorium. There will be a Q&A discussion following the film. Communication studies professor Hap Kindem’s documentary film, “More than Meets the Eye,” which focuses on the life of a blind Paralympics skier, will be screened at … Continued


Ackland to show work by UNC art graduate students

Cutting-edge art by seven students soon to graduate with master’s degrees in fine arts in the College of Arts and Sciences will be on April 15 through May 8 in the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The exhibition “NewCurrents in Contemporary Art: MFA 2011” will display works of photography, video, sculpture and mixed … Continued


MLK Scholars give back to the campus and community

The winner and runners up for the University’s 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship are students in the College of Arts and Sciences. They were recognized during UNC’s 30th Annual MLK Birthday Celebration for following Dr. King’s example through their work to improve the quality of life of the community and the campus. Jakelin Bonilla, a global studies major from … Continued


2011 Burch Fellows take on world challenges with innovative projects

Six Carolina undergraduates will head off on exciting journeys in the United States and abroad to pursue independent study projects of their own design, thanks to the Burch Fellows Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program, supported by Lucius E. Burch III, a 1963 Carolina graduate, recognizes undergraduates at the University who possess extraordinary ability, promise and … Continued


Creative Collaborations: Real-Life Ethics

Last December, long after most people had finished final exams and left for winter break, four philosophy graduate students and Jan Boxill, director of the Parr Center for Ethics, gathered in a small room on the second floor of Caldwell Hall to continue with big plans for the spring: the first-ever Triangle High School Ethics Bowl, modeled after the collegiate … Continued