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Lenny Bruce vinyl album cover stands beside a record player.

Learning behind the laughter

In Associate Professor Michelle Robinson’s American studies Maymester course, “Comedy and Ethics,” students explored how stand-up comedy enriches American culture and sparks ethical discussions, all while making people laugh.

Hyde Hall (home of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.) Light shines through the windows of Hyde Hall at dusk.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities announces its 2021-2022 faculty fellows

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has announced its 2021-2022 cohort of Faculty Fellows. The Faculty Fellowship Program offers College faculty the opportunity to pursue ambitious, exciting, artistic and scholarly projects.

On the left, book cover for "Bewilderness;" on the right a photo of Karen Tucker.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book: “Bewilderness” (Catapult, June 2021), a debut novel by Karen Tucker.

Cosmic Rays Film Festival receives $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

College faculty Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown are co-founders of the festival, which will curate extended reality, or XR, media art, including virtual reality, augmented reality and other forms of immersive media for the 2022 event.

TEAM ADVANCE: Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring - UNC.

Making faculty mentorship more equitable

Carolina’s TEAM ADVANCE seeks to strengthen faculty pipelines by boosting mentoring for women, especially women of color.

Bobbi Owen stands on a staircase surrounded by costumes.

For the Love of Fabric

How does the visual richness of clothes contribute to who we are? After nearly 50 years of designing costumes at UNC, Bobbi Owen is retiring. Her expertise in period-piece costume design has brought countless characters and productions to life at PlayMakers Repertory Company.

Screenshot of Gaby Iori in her cap and gown sitting on a bench with a play button in the center of the photo. (Video DOES NOT play by clicking on this featured image).

Saying goodbye to Carolina

Graduating Tar Heel Gaby Iori, a communication studies major, took one last trip around campus to say goodbye to some of the places she’ll miss the most.