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Jarrahi Family Supports New Professorship in Persian Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce a new tenure-track assistant professor position in Islamic studies with a specialization in Persian/Iranian studies, funded by the newly established Dr. Ali Jarrahi Term Professorship.

Students in Glenn Hinson's "Descendants Project" class interviewed three generations of descendants of Warren County lynching victims at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. (photo by Hannah Evans) (photo shows a night-time view of the museum with the Washington Monument in the background).

‘Much learning and healing happened’

Through a fall 2018 research-intensive QEP class, students interviewed nine descendants of a 1921 North Carolina lynching victim at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Their oral history interviews will be archived at the museum and in Wilson Library as part of the ongoing Descendants Project, which will capture the stories of living family … Continued

Lloyd Kramer (photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Lloyd Kramer awarded 2018 Johnson Prize

Lloyd Kramer, director of Carolina Public Humanities and professor in the department of history in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, is the 2018 recipient of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an Institute for the Arts and Humanities Fellow.

From left, playwright Jacqueline Lawton and dramaturg Jules Odendahl-James at a Dec. 1 workshop for "Edges of Time," a play about the life of black female journalist Marvel Cooke. (photo by Donn Young)

The marvelous life of Marvel Cooke

Edges of Time, a new play by Jacqueline Lawton, assistant professor of dramatic art and dramaturg for PlayMakers Repertory Company, explores the life of black female journalist and activist Marvel Cooke.

UNC senior Maggie Hildebran poses for a portrait on Polk Place on November 19, 2018, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Maggie Hilderbran named Marshall Scholar

Maggie Hilderbran, a fourth-year undergraduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, a graduate studies scholarship to study at up to two United Kingdom institutions, in any field of study. Maggie is one of 40 Americans selected for the one- and … Continued

Close up shows a DJ's hands "scractching" a vinyl record on a record player.

The art and culture of the DJ

This Carolina class is challenging students to examine a DJ’s music and cultural role in modern music. In almost every class at Carolina, students are required to remove their headphones and turn off their music, but in his class, professor Mark Katz is asking them to turn up the volume. Katz’s class, “The Art and Culture of the DJ,” … Continued


“She Loves Me” Takes the Holiday Stage at PlayMakers Repertory Company

PlayMakers Repertory Company rings in the holiday season with “She Loves Me,” the 2016 Tony-award winning musical by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Due to high demand, the production, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, has just added an extension week, and will now run from November 14 to December 9.