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Textile, Bedding and Soft Goods Company LeighDeux Awards Scholarships to Entrepreneurship Students

Two enterprising women entrepreneurs in the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship are the 2019 recipients of the LeighDeux Women in Entrepreneurship Excellence Scholarship: Krishna Patel ’20 and Anastasia Soule ’19.


Closeup view of the Old Well with purple and white flowers in the front in August.

Distinguished service awards presented to Bill and Marcie Ferris, David Pardue

Awards for distinguished service to the College of Arts & Sciences were presented to William R. “Bill” and Marcie Cohen Ferris, both Carolina professors emeritus, and alumnus David Pardue Jr. ’69 at a meeting of the Arts & Sciences Foundation Board of Directors on April 25.


Terry Rhodes (photo by Johnny Andrews)

Rhodes appointed interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

As Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences since 2012, Rhodes has long championed the value of the arts and humanities to a well-rounded education throughout her more than three decades at Carolina.


A Constellation of Cosmos Events at Carolina. 2017 Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe: From Black Holes and Wormholes to Time Travel and Gravitational Waves. A free lecture by the 2019 Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor Kip Thorne Thursday, Feb. 21 – Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m. college.unc.edu/frey

Nobel laureate Kip Thorne to speak on black holes, time travel and more

Kip Thorne’s lecture, “My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe: From Black Holes and Wormholes to Time Travel and Gravitational Waves” will take place on Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.


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.


Chancellor's Science Scholar Lauren Gullett ’20.

Supporting STEM Scholars at UNC

The Sherman Fairchild Foundation recently donated $10 million to the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust pledged a $5 million grant, provided the University raises an additional $10 million in matching gifts by the end of 2023.


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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.


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