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UNC-Chapel Hill named best value in U.S. public higher education

For the 17th time, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is the best value in American public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Jeremy Howell ’18, Professor Tatiana String and Dr. Sheldon Peck following presentations in the research seminar “The Art of Drawing in the 17th Century.”

Art Changes Everything: The Peck Effect

When Carolina alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife, Leena, gave a rare collection of 17th-century European masterworks — including seven Rembrandts — to the Ackland Art Museum, it became the nation’s first public university art museum to own a collection of Rembrandt drawings and one of only two universities to do so.

Enjoy ‘an intimate evening of storytelling’ with Ray Dooley in PlayMakers’ ‘A Christmas Carol’

Bring the whole family for an intimate evening of storytelling with PlayMakes Repertory Company legend Ray Dooley in “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 13-23 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art.

Fall scene at the Old Well

UNC-Chapel Hill receives 10-year accreditation from regional agency

The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reaffirmed Carolina’s accreditation for the next 10 years at the board’s Dec. 5 meeting in Dallas.

Humanities Happy Hour brings Fellows to the public

The Humanities Happy Hour is more than just an appeal to the alliteration lovers among us. It is a collaborative program of events shared by Carolina Public Humanities (CPH) and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH).

Students practice to perform at the Gram-O-Rama.

Blending comedy and academia

Most professors expect students to use proper grammar in their classes, but in English 307, students are encouraged not to. The class is a grammar class. Students learn concepts such as parts of speech, double negatives and malapropisms, but as they learn them, they also are required to incorporate them into sketch comedy.

Students compete at the 2017 Learning Through Languages Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center. Photo by Charlotte Eure '16.

Languages symposium kicks off N.C. Day of Multilingualism

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, a celebration focusing on the value of lifelong language learning.