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From Stage to Classroom

Samuel Ray Gates, the newest faculty hire in the drama department, came to the acting game a little later than most. In high school, he was a jock, not a theater kid. He went on to Hampton University in Virginia to get a degree in finance and didn’t see a single play while he was there.


UNC banners on the face of South building.

Seven UNC Students Named Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellows

Seven students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellows Program, making Carolina one of the top producers of Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellows.


Arris Golden, seen here conducting the Symphony Band.

UNC Bands Launches Initiative To Collaborate With High School Bands

Arris Golden, Assistant Director of University Bands and conductor of the Symphony Band, in conjunction with the UNC department of music, is taking a new approach this year to recruit high school students for its concert bands.


Christine Mirzayan as Macy, Julia Gibson as Della and Jenny Latimer as Jen in Playmakers Repertory Company’s production of “The Cake.” Photo by HuthPhoto.

UNC alumni reunite for PlayMakers’ ‘The Cake’

Former classmates Bekah Brunstetter and Jeffrey Meanza reunite to bring Brunstetter’s newest work, “The Cake,” to life through the PlayMakers Repertory Company. Brunstetter graduated from UNC in 2004 with a degree in theater, and Meanza returns to direct the play.


Wilson Library during fall 2016.

Seven chosen to receive distinguished professorships

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill selected seven professors to receive distinguished professorships, including four in the College of Arts & Sciences.


Challah braided by study tour participants awaits baking.

K-12 Teachers ‘Taste’ the Middle East on Day-Long Study Tour

In August, K-12 teachers from across the state got the chance to experience a global culinary experience without leaving North Carolina, thanks to the Duke and UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, who hosted the third annual “Connecting the Middle East to the Southeast” study tour.


Mike Kris

Ensemble Collina Explores The “Confluence” Of Late Renaissance And Early Baroque Music

UNC professor Michael Kris discusses Ensemble Collina, the musical group he formed with fellow faculty members, and their brand new album “Confluence,” which explores the transformative decades of early Baroque.