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Jennifer Gates Foster

Outdoor access for all

UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologists are working with a diverse coalition to develop an accessible trail network, uncover the region’s history and spur equitable economic growth in the small western North Carolina town of Old Fort. The project is supported by the Southern Futures initiative.

On left: book cover of Berger book; on right photo of Michele Berger

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “Black Women’s Health: Paths to Wellness for Mothers and Daughters” by Michele Tracy Berger.

Cover photo of Dominican Jazz Project

Finding connection and hope ‘from afar’

The fact that Desde Lejos, released in July 2021 and currently being considered for the GRAMMY ballot, was recorded, edited, and published during the pandemic is a profound example of perseverance and ingenuity.

Photo of Lloyd Kramer smiling on UNC-Chapel Hill campus

Lloyd Kramer: History is always complicated

This year’s Jefferson Award winner emphasized Jefferson’s ideals of expanding knowledge, fostering diverse ideas and defending democracy, rather than his contradictions and his racist flaws.

Various illustrations of horror literature books

What can horror teach us?

Ghosts, goblins and vampires are frightening, but students in Joe Fletcher’s horror literature class say the ongoing pandemic is far scarier. Thankfully, lessons from literature show how fear can be productive.

Skin of our teeth playmakers flyer

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth”

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents “The Skin of Our Teeth” Thornton Wilder’s epic investigation of the cyclical nature of humanity. Directed by Vivienne Benesch, the production kicks off PlayMakers’ 21/22 season, and runs from November 10 to 28, 2021.

Closeup of Luisa Penaflor smiling at the camera. Donn Young.

Meet a Tar Heel: Luisa Peñaflor: Poet and Thomas Wolfe Scholar

Luisa Peñaflor, a first-year creative writing major from Simpsonville, South Carolina, is the 2021 Thomas Wolfe Scholarship recipient. We spoke with Peñaflor about her creative writing background and her first-year experience as a Thomas Wolfe Scholar.