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Lewis Black returns to the classroom

Comedian and Carolina alumnus Lewis Black sat down with undergraduate students enrolled in an “Ethics of Comedy” course to discuss his career, time at Chapel Hill and what makes them laugh.

Headshot of Mary Thurman in cap and gown at the Bell Tower

‘You just have to be determined’

After graduating from Carolina in 2017 with majors in studio art and communication studies, Mary Thurman moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in professional animation.

Headshot of Eliza Richards

Eliza Richards helps George Moses Horton’s work ‘be loudly heard’

Eliza Richards, a professor of English and Comparative Literature, was named a Hyde Fellow for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellowship program in Fall 2021.

On the left, photo of costume designer Helene Pons, on the right book cover for the featured book.

Bookmark This

For Arts Everywhere Day, we are delighted to highlight this month’s featured book for “Bookmark This”: “A History of the Theatre Costume Business: Creators of Character” by Triffin I. Morris, Gregory DL Morris and Rachel E. Pollock. Triffin Morris and Rachel Pollock are with PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art.

Collage image of eight student artists on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus

Artistic minds

From dancing to singing to 3D printing, our students tap into their creative side to explore the world around them.

Kelli Smith-Biwer stands behind turntables in UNC's Beat Lab.

Kelli Smith-Biwer: Studying the intersection of gender and music technology

Kelli Smith-Biwer is a fourth-year doctoral student in the department of music who studies gender and music technology. She works in the Beat Lab and is the inaugural Arts Everywhere Graduate Fellow in Music Technology. We caught up with Smith-Biwer for Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

Emily McDonnell at The Gift scuplture near the Student Union.

Emily McDonnell: A passion for telling contemporary Native American stories

Ph.D. student Emily McDonnell (American studies) is a proud citizen of the Navajo Nation. She is currently a Humanities for the Public Good Fellow at the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs. We caught up with McDonnell for  Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.