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Richard Luby Violin Symposium celebrates 10th year May 22-28

Named in honor of its founder, violinist and professor of music emeritus Richard Luby, the Richard Luby Violin Symposium offers participants an intensive one-week immersion focused on individual instrumental and musical growth within the context of a supportive and nurturing atmosphere. The symposium celebrates its 10th year May 22-28, with free concerts and events.

A physicist and cellist reprise their performance

Physicist Laurie McNeil and musician Brent Wissick have taught the first-year seminar, “The Interplay of Music and Physics,” for one semester each year, for 12 consecutive years, beginning in 1999. This past spring, after a five-year hiatus, McNeil and Wissick reunited to teach the course for a 13th time.

Year in the Life: Grace Gunter

Get to know Grace Gunter, a linguistics major from Mebane, North Carolina, as she experiences her senior year at Carolina. View a photo essay of her senior year.

Making history accessible to everyone

Elijah Gaddis grew up in Cabarrus County, in the “heart of textile country,” not knowing much about the history of the place he calls home. During his time at Carolina, he has made it his mission to illuminate the state’s history in new ways, through public-facing digital scholarship in partnership with local communities.

A passion for teaching students to think across disciplinary boundaries

Jane Thrailkill, the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Associate Professor in the department of English and comparative literature, is “passionate about provoking students to think across traditional boundaries.” She is the winner of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

A true research university

Nearly 200 projects were showcased at the 18th annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 27. The three-hour event provided an opportunity for Carolina’s undergraduates to share the research they’ve done throughout the year.

Nine recognized for work to further diversity and inclusion

Mark Katz of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities was among the winners of the 2017 University Diversity Awards.