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UNC receives $1M grant to diversify students pursuing doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP), a national program that aims to diversify the pool of students pursuing doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts. MURAP works with students from underrepresented minority groups, and … Continued


News analyst Fareed Zakaria to speak March 8

The host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” contributing editor at The Atlantic and Washington Post columnist will speak on the value of a liberal arts education.


Ph.D. alumnus awarded prestigious Cuba literary prize

Miguel Rocha Vivas, who received a Ph.D. in 2015 from the department of romance studies, has received Cuba’s prestigious international literature award, Premio Literario Casa de las Américas 2016.


The Count Basie Orchestra to headline 2016 Carolina Jazz Festival Feb. 17-20

Many events are free at the 39th annual event — which features concerts, workshops, open rehearsals, master classes, the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival and more.


‘We Are Proud to Present …’ starts Feb. 24 at PlayMakers

Play about historic African genocide confronts contemporary racism; first pre-show event starts Feb. 8.


Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the African Studies Center

The African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrates its tenth anniversary in the 2015-2016 academic year.


Scholarly conference April 10-12 at UNC-Chapel Hill to explore antisemitism

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies gathers scholars, journalists, students and the public to explore antisemitism’s past and present.