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Parr Center for Ethics sponsors first high school ethics bowl

East Chapel Hill High School won the inaugural Triangle Regional High School Ethics Bowl on April 30 on the UNC campus. The event was created and sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics in the department of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences. Seven teams from six local high schools participated in the event. The North Carolina School … Continued

Two Diversity Awards won in the College

An academic department chair and a senior undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences won 2011 University Diversity Awards from the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.  The honors were presented for “significant contributions to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance of diversity on the campus and in the community.” Terry Rhodes, professor and chair of the department of music, … Continued

Graduate student will study and teach Cherokee language, thanks to new fellowship

Brooke Bauer, a Ph.D. student in history in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, will spend part of her summer enrolled in an intensive Cherokee language course offered by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, N.C. She will then come back to Carolina in the fall, and serve as a teaching assistant for the Cherokee language courses offered … Continued

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