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Screen capture shows laughing and smiling students in a classroom doing sign language with their instructor.

An introduction to sign language

A new course on American Sign Language taught students the principles of the language and basic conversational strategies.


Real-Life Value: APPLES Service-Learning Course Instructor Heather Knorr

Tucked in a back meeting room of the Carolina Union, service-learning leaders from across campus scribbled down notes. Their eyes were locked on Heather Knorr. At the front of the room, Knorr was excitedly remembering the children’s books her students had created during her recent service-learning Spanish course. Beaming, Knorr shared insights on how the service activity had impacted her … Continued


Melody Zhuo sings opera, accompanied by a pianist, on stage in Italy as part of the Si Parla, Si Canta program, which trains young musicians in Italian language, repertoire, culture and musical style.

Tar Heels in the Field: Melody Zhou

After switching her music major focus from piano to vocal performance, rising Carolina senior Melody Zhuo is spending her summer performing Italian operas in Italy.


Collage image shows a multitude of digital screens with information running across them from a stock market ticker tape to photos from around the world, all illustrating the rapid use of digital technologies.

New Carolina research center to address 21st century questions on digital information

With $5 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Carolina will establish the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life.


Philip Gura received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. He is pictured here with a guitar.

Philip Gura awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Philip Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of English & Comparative Literature in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, among the highest honors bestowed by North Carolina’s governor.


A Screen capture showing eight of W9illiam Blake's handwritten receipts.

Archive publishes handwritten receipts of English poet, printmaker and artist William Blake

The William Blake Archive at UNC-Chapel Hill recently published a digital collection of Blake’s receipts for the sale of his artwork, many of which have never before been reproduced.


Green banner features the words "Bright Star" in bold white lettering and "Summer Youth Conservatory" in black letters at the top.

Summer Youth Conservatory production of “Bright Star” opens July 17

Join PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory for their production of Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. It runs July 17-28.