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