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Hong-An Truong

Hong-An Truong awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

Associate professor of art Hong-An Truong has been awarded a prestigious 2019 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applications in the foundation’s 95th competition.

A line of Southern apples in a row. (by Diane Flynt).

Savoring Southern apples

Digital research projects in a senior seminar in Southern studies illuminate the history, stories, locations and culture of Southern apples. Students at UNC-Chapel Hill are the first to explore a new collection of papers on Southern apples in the Southern Historical Collection in Wilson Library.

Pictured in group photo: 2019 Diversity Awards. Alumni – Howard Lee ’66, Chapel Hill’s mayor for three terms, Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, NC Senator for 10 years, Chairman of the NC State Board of Education and Executive Director of the NC Education Cabinet. In retirement, founded the Howard Lee Institute. He earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from Carolina. Staff – O.J. McGhee, Manager, Instructional Media Services, Gillings School of Global Public Health Faculty – (TIE) Deb Aikat, Associate Professor, School of Media and Journalism and Evan Ashkin, Professor, UNC Family Medicine, Founder, NC FIT program, Physician, Prospect Hill Community Health Center, Regional Medical Director, Community Care of NC Graduate/Professional Student – Mariel Marshall, Master’s student of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in Allied Health Sciences. Undergraduate Student – Jermaine Bryant (senior, Johns Creek, GA), a Classics major Intergroup Collaboration – Diversity and Student Success in the Graduate School. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Six individuals and one program receive 2019 Diversity Awards

Using the tagline “an inclusive blue begins with you,” Carolina’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion presented its 11th annual awards April 29. Jermaine Bryant, senior majoring in classics in the College of Arts & Sciences, was recognized for his mentorship and critique of Latin and Greek narratives from a perspective different from most classical scholars.

Arvind Mallikarjunan plays the saxophone.

From ensemble to soloist

Senior Arvind Mallikarjunan prepared a 10-minute selection of Eric Ewazen’s “Fantasia” as he took his first solo experience to an April concert.

The Celebration of Undergraduate Research is a research symposium held at UNC-Chapel Hill each April. The goal of the Celebration is to showcase and encourage meaningful UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate research in all disciplines. This year's celebration, which also included a making expo, was held at the Blue Zone in Kenan Stadium. (photo by Kristen Chavez)

20 years of celebrating undergraduate research

Carolina’s undergraduate students are making meaningful contributions to research every day, and their work was on full display at the 20th annual Undergraduate Research and Making Expo on April 24.

View of the Old Well on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on July 10, 2018. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Three from UNC-Chapel Hill elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three faculty members from UNC-Chapel Hill — Kathleen M. Harris, Jodi Magness and Bryan L. Roth — have been elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Harris (sociology) and Magness (religious studies) are in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences.

The new IDEAs in Action curriculum is designed to develop students’ overarching capacities to prepare them for citizenship, leadership, lifelong learning and the careers of the future. (photo by Donn Young) (photo of Prof. Geoff Sayre-McCord teaching in a classroom)

New General Education curriculum will prepare Tar Heels to be lifelong learners

The IDEAs in Action curriculum, endorsed by the UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council on April 12, emphasizes the first-year experience, key “focus capacities” and experiential learning.