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Faison wins UNC scholarship in creative writing

Anna K. Faison of Aiken, S.C., has been awarded a Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a full four-year scholarship in creative writing to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the scholarship program in the College of Arts and Sciences, which was established in 2001 with a gift to UNC from Frank Borden Hanes … Continued

One of world’s leading orchestras to open Carolina Performing Arts’ season

The spirited and unconventional Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen orchestra will open Carolina Performing Arts’ 2011-2012 season with two concerts showcasing the timeless power of works by Beethoven, Haydn and Schoenberg. In its only U.S. concert of 2011 and the first in more than a year, the orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 8 in Memorial … Continued

PlayMakers PRC2 series opens with ‘A Number’

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC 2 second-stage series will open its fifth season with playwright Caryl Churchill’s intensely charged family drama with a twist, “A Number,” Sept. 7-11. PlayMakers, the professional theater company in residence in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, also has announced that “The Amish Project” has joined the PRC2 lineup, to run Jan. 11-15. Written and performed … Continued

Simpson, Coastal Cohorts win environmental service award

Carolina professor and College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Bland Simpson and fellow College alumni Don Dixon and Jim Wann have won an environmental service award from the N.C. Coastal Federation. Simpson is Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at UNC. The three make up the Coastal Cohorts singing group. For more than 25 years, they have been … Continued

PlayMakers awarded dual NEA grants for Shakespeare outreach

PlayMakers Repertory Company will receive two national arts grants for its staging of a Shakespearean epic during the upcoming season. For the fourth year in a row, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has recognized the professional theater company, which is based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The … Continued

Phillips Ambassadors to Study in Asia

Eighteen undergraduates and one graduate student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2011 study abroad programs in Asia. They will study in China, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam. UNC’s Phillips Ambassadors program includes a three-credit academic course that puts the experience in global context and challenges students to share their experiences … Continued

Artist Yun Nam: Connecting to North Carolina’s clay

In art professor Yun Nam’s studio, ceramic tea bowls stack on every surface. In the throwing room, bowls crowd the shelves. Outside amid toasty kilns, bowls sit on ware carts, nested into tiny towers. Each is a part of Nam’s journey. For years, he purchased his clay from commercial dealers and never considered the origin of the clay, only the … Continued