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Two women in Regency regalia stand talking at the Ackland Art Museum at the Jane Austen event.

Jane Austen Summer Program: Back in all its Regency glory

The Jane Austen Summer Program returned this year after a hiatus due to COVID-19. The symposium for fans of the 19th-century English author participated in an interactive mystery, writing and costuming workshops, film screenings, a Regency ball, a Sunday tea and more.

A black and white photo of Blair Kelley standing outside surrounded by trees.

Blair L.M. Kelley to lead Center for the Study of the American South

Blair L.M. Kelley, a noted scholar of Black history and the African American experience, will be the next director of the Center for the Study of the American South and co-director of the Southern Futures Initiative.

Students participate in a Maymester drama course that focused on writing half-hour comedies for television on May 25, 2022, at the Gillings Center for Dramatic Art on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this image, (from left) junior Tara Ghorpadkar and sophomore Marion Dewey joke around after filming a scene. Ghorpadkar was the director and Dewey was the writer for the scene. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Maymester course turns Tar Heels into scriptwriters

Students in Maymester’s “Writing for the 30-Minute Comedy” course collaborated with Tar Heels from “Acting for the Camera” and “Directing for the Camera” to write and produce scenes for a sitcom in just three weeks.

A collage of images of fresh veggies and flowers, all from the Carrboro Farmers Market (photos by Baxter Miller)

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book: “Edible North Carolina: A Journey across a State of Flavor” (UNC Press), edited by Marcie Cohen Ferris.

Recipients of the GAA's 2022 Distinguished Service Medals are Patricia Ann Timmons-Goodson ’76 (’79 JD) and Terry Ellen Rhodes ’78.

GAA Distinguished Service Medal awarded to Terry Rhodes

The General Alumni Association Board of Directors in May presented its 2022 Distinguished Service Medals to two alumni. The recipients were Patricia Ann Timmons-Goodson ’76 (’79 JD), of Fayetteville, and Terry Ellen Rhodes ’78, of Chapel Hill.

Photo of James W.C. White on navy background with the College logo and the words "Next Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences."

James W.C. White named College of Arts & Sciences dean

An experienced academic leader, James W.C. White brings more than 30 years of experience, a history of collaborative leadership and a commitment to preparing students for an evolving workforce.

A headshot of Michael Figueroa

Michael Figueroa: Facilitating community

Michael Figueroa, who has led the Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group at the IAH throughout the pandemic, views the group as an opportunity for people to find support networks. “I want the ethos of the group to scale from the one-on-one to the collective.”