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Bill Ferris (right) talks with a student in his Southern Music class. (photo by Donn Young)

Two Grammys for Bill Ferris

The pinnacle of many academic careers arrives with a Nobel Prize recognition in Sweden, but for William Ferris, that highlight moment came in California. Ferris, the Joel R. Williamson eminent professor emeritus of history, won two Grammy awards Sunday, Feb. 10, in Los Angeles.

Guskiewicz appointed interim chancellor

A neuroscientist and internationally recognized expert on sport-related concussions, Kevin Guskiewicz joined Carolina’s faculty in 1995 and has served as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences since January 2016. As interim chancellor, he will chart a course for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Professor Geoff-Sayre McCord talks to audience members at the Ethics Bowl. (photo by Donn Young)

Ethics Bowl will bring high school students nationwide to Carolina

The National High School Ethics Bowl was born at Carolina in 2012 to promote respectful discussion of ethics issues among high school students nationwide.

A previous Summer Youth Conservatory production of Guys and Dolls.

PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory announces auditions for “Bright Star”

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory announces auditions for its upcoming summer performance of “Bright Star” as well as interviews for technical theater students. Auditions for actors are Feb. 9 and 10.

Ernest Gaines and Bill Ferris

Well Said: The songs of the American South

Bill Ferris, the John R. Williamson eminent professor emeritus of history, never could have imagined being nominated for two Grammy Awards when he first picked up a camera at 12 years old.

Shanelle Nicole Leonard and April Mae Davis in JUMP

PlayMakers presents rolling world premiere of “Jump”

PlayMakers Repertory Company is the first theater to participate in the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of “Jump,” written by emerging playwright Charly Evon Simpson and directed by Whitney White in her PlayMakers debut.

Medicine and storytelling

Last fall, each student in Marc Cohen’s English 105 class spent four hours shadowing a medical professional in the UNC Emergency Department, immersed in the organized chaos of emergency medicine. Students then reflected on their experience by writing about it.