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The writer’s life is Daniel Wallace’s own ‘extraordinary adventure’

Daniel Wallace calls his new book, Extraordinary Adventures (St. Martin’s Press), his most autobiographical work yet. Set in Wallace’s hometown of Birmingham, Ala., the book features the journey of Edsel Bronfman — yes, that’s Edsel as in the late 1950s Ford car that became a commercial failure — and his quest to open himself up to life and to love.

Samuel Gee awarded Thomas Wolfe Scholarship in creative writing

Incoming first-year student Samuel Gee of Easley, S.C., has been awarded a 2017 Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a full, four-year merit scholarship in creative writing in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Tar Heel Zena Cardman accepted into NASA’s 2017 astronaut class

Zena Cardman is setting her sights on the ultimate frontier — space. Over 18,000 people applied to be in NASA’s newest class of astronauts, and Cardman found out on May 25 that she was among the top 12 accepted. She reports to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in August to begin her training.

Folklore FX

The experimental environment at WXDU provides an artistic haven for Duke University students and Durham locals alike — a sentiment that UNC archivist and folklorist Jaycie Vos hopes to capture.

New integrated first-year seminars offered as part of QEP

Four new integrated first-year seminars team-taught by faculty members from different disciplines will be offered beginning in fall 2017 as part of the new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): “Creating Scientists: Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making.”

Faculty use Ackland to teach medicine, literature, history and more

Elizabeth Manekin, head of University programs and academic projects for the Ackland Art Museum, uses art in the Ackland’s collection to enhance an American Studies class.

A look back at a year of ‘Carolina’s Human Heart’

In fall 2016, the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill launched a major new initiative that amplified and integrated the work that College faculty, staff, students and alumni are doing in the wide array of fields that the arts, humanities and qualitative social sciences embrace.