Kathryn Lofton, a critic of popular culture and historian of religion, will give the keynote address at UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2018 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. She received both her master’s and doctoral degrees in religious studies from the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Erica Wallace is coordinator for peer mentoring and engagement in the Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Jan Johnson Yopp is a professor in the School of Media and Journalism and dean of Summer School for Academic Affairs. They are recipients of this year’s MLK Unsung Hero Awards.
The Asian studies department led its largest Religions Field Trip in the Triangle, to give participants the opportunity to meet practitioners of the various faiths, observe worship practices, and ask questions.
Colin Palmer became the first African-American chair of a major department at UNC-Chapel Hill when he was appointed to lead the history department in 1986, a post he held until 1991. He’ll be honored at several events the week of Feb. 19.
Rye Barcott, social entrepreneur and a graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the University’s spring Commencement address on May 13 in Kenan Stadium.
Yaiza Canzani, an assistant professor of mathematics in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship. The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as “rising stars,” the next generation of scientific leaders. The recipients are recognized for being among the very best scientific minds working today. … Continued
For Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Global Spotlight Week is a perfect example of the kind of work that he hopes to expand in UNC-Chapel Hill’s area studies centers. As senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, he oversees the six centers co-sponsoring Global Spotlight Week. During the week, Feb. 17-24, students and scholars … Continued