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The outside of the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art, home of PlayMakers (Huthphoto)

PlayMakers new season offers fresh takes on favorites

The repertory company’s season lineup explores challenging topics through adaptations and comedy.

Collage: Left: headshot of Andrew Chan, right: cover of Mariah Carey book.

Bookmark This

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College faculty and alumni, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book is “Why Mariah Carey Matters” (University of Texas Press) by Andrew Chan ’08.

Alex Upton carries his saxophone as he teaches students at the Carolina Jazz Festival.

Student musicians go from playing to teaching

At the UNC Summer Jazz Workshop, recent, current and incoming Carolina music students grow as educators and showcase the music department.

A student and teacher look on a small slide during a class in the opulent Wilson Library Reading Room.

Southern voices, future leaders

The inaugural cohort of Southern Futures Undergraduate Fellows is paving the way for generations of Tar Heels interested in deeply engaging with the South through student-led research and community-driven activism.

Three students sit on the steps on UNC's South Building, overlooking the trees on the main quad.

Carolina students turn downed trees into art

Since the fall of 2021, Jim Hirschfield’s wood sculpture class in the art and art history department and the Carolina Tree Heritage have given downed trees on Carolina’s campus new life.

Mosaic showing two animals -- a tiger chasing an ibex.

Archaeological dig in Galilee uncovers mosaics of Samson, commemorative inscriptions

The 11th and final season of excavations in the 1,600-year-old synagogue at Huqoq, led by Carolina Professor Jodi Magness with participation from UNC students, continues to reveal beautiful mosaics.

A headshot of Victoria Wlosok, who has short, pink hair. Behind her, cherry blossoms bloom.

This Carolina junior’s fall semester will begin with the release of her debut novel

Victoria Wlosok signed a book deal for her young adult thriller with a “big five” publisher when she was still a first-year student at UNC. On Sept. 19, her work will hit the shelves.