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The reconstructed earthenware cooking pot held by archaeology professor Stephen Davis dates to A.D. 1000-1400. It was found along Morgan Creek in 1949, during a brief dig done before construction of Finley Golf Course.

Native narratives

Carolina may be the oldest public university in the nation, but its 224 years are just a sliver of the history of this area. Now, the University prepares to tell the story of the first people who lived here.

UNC-Chapel Hill trustees honor four with prestigious Davie Awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to four alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” Three of the recipients are alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Joseph Megel (photo by Kristen Chavez)

Well Said podcast: The Process Series

As Carolina’s Process Series celebrates its 10th anniversary, we talk about the series and how it’s been helping artists finish their work with Joseph Megel, an artist-in-residence in the College of Arts and Sciences’ communication department and the artistic director of the Process Series.

With Dougherty’s ‘Step Right Up,’ let your imagination run free

“Step Right Up” is a fitting name for Patrick Dougherty’s latest outdoor sculpture at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill. That’s essentially what he’s been inviting the public, fascinated with his larger-than-life stick sculptures, to do for the last 30 years.

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents Regional Premiere of “Dot”

It’s going to be a dizzy, dysfunctional family reunion to remember: PlayMakers Repertory Company is proud to present the regional premiere of “Dot” by playwright/actor Colman Domingo.

Superhero Project graphics director Lahari Pullakhandam sketches a superhero in the Undergraduate Library. The student organization aims to empower UNC Childrens Hopsital patients to be strong when they feel weak.

‘Finding strength through creative means’

Jack Davis, a political science major, created the Superhero Project last year to pair UNC Children’s Hospital patients with Carolina students and local artists to create superheroes modeled after the children. The initiative is designed to empower them to be strong when they feel weak.

Lindsay Fulenwider and North Carolina Collection curator Robert Anthony share the story of how Fulenwider’s father’s Wolfe collection came to Wolfe’s alma mater.

(Sometimes) you can come home again

Lindsay Fulenwider is actually not a big fan of Tar Heel novelist Thomas Wolfe. But her father, John Fulenwider, a South Carolina physician, sure was. “He would always say, ‘He’s the greatest American novelist,’” said Fulenwider, manager of the art and art history department and a 25-year Carolina employee. “But my mother liked [F. Scott] Fitzgerald.” Her father accumulated an … Continued