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Alumni couple supports the humanities with distinguished professorship

For Barbara “Bobby” Gitenstein and Don Hart, choosing to support the humanities at UNC was an easy decision. Both earned their doctorate degrees in the humanities at Carolina — Gitenstein in English in 1975 and Hart in philosophy in 1981. The couple grew up in the same small town in south Alabama and chose Carolina for its “excellent” English and … Continued


Students to benefit from gift to Jewish studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus Howard R. Levine, chairman and CEO of Family Dollar Stores Inc., has created an endowment to support undergraduate and graduate students in Jewish studies at his alma mater. The Howard R. Levine Student Excellence Fund in Jewish Studies, created through a $500,000 pledge, will support academic studies and scholarly research. When fully … Continued


Family Affair: Pardues support new theatre professorship, fellowship

A lifelong love of theatre and decades of dedicated service to the University have resulted in the establishment of the David and Rebecca Pardue Distinguished Professorship in Technical Theatre and Production Management and the Courtnay Arpano and David Pardue III Graduate Fellowship Fund. The two new endowments, totaling $1.4 million, will provide a great boost for the department of dramatic … Continued


$1 million gift supports leadership grants for faculty chairs

Jan Bardsley knew just what to do with surprise funding from the dean’s office. A stipend for a graduate student to oversee logistics for a major Asian studies conference on campus? Yes. Funds for faculty who elevate the department’s profile by editing prestigious academic journals? Yes.


Taylor siblings honor family tradition of valuing education

When Bill and Elizabeth Taylor’s paternal grandfather, William Woodruff Taylor Sr., grew weary of dentistry and decided to become a lawyer, he set an example of never stopping one’s education. He practiced both disciplines in Warrenton, N.C., for years. On the other side of the family tree, these siblings’ maternal grandmother, Kate Barden Winstead, moved her eight children from Roxboro … Continued


Middle East foreign correspondent to speak Nov. 14

Robin Wright, a foreign correspondent, television commentator and author of “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World,” will speak Nov. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wright comes to campus as the Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. At 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Wright will discuss … Continued


Celebrating 10 years of Thomas Wolfe Scholarship at UNC

Studying Mandarin in Tapei to broaden research on Chinese-language cinema. Writing a full-length book of poetry. Pursuing a Ph.D. in English literature at Harvard University. These are just a few of the pursuits Carolina’s Thomas Wolfe Scholars have been up to since they graduated.