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World premiere of ‘Draw the Circle’ to lead PlayMakers’ 2016-2017 lineup

Performer’s own funny, moving story of a Muslim-American family dealing with their daughter’s gender transition brings a human face to today’s headlines.

$7.5 million bequest will fund professorships in communication and history departments

A bequest estimated at $7.5 million from an anonymous donor will establish three or more distinguished professorships in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Committed to Memory

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans — a number predicted to increase to 20 million by 2050, according to UNC researchers.

Bernie Herman: Oyster grower

Bernie Herman, George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies and chair of the department of American studies, is also an oyster grower on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. In this video, Herman discusses the challenge of protecting oysters from erosion, which is accelerated by climate-related sea level rise.

The Music of Discovery

At the intersection of art and science, music professor Lee Weisert creates sound installations allowing audiences to experience the natural world in a unique way.

Carolina professor’s research speaks for the trees

UNC-Chapel Hill is home to a professor who is studying and researching trees to better understand climate and weather. Erika Wise is an expert in the field of dendrochronology — the scientific method of dating tree rings.

Chancellor Emeritus Moeser to serve as acting director of IAH while Katz on research leave

James Moeser, chancellor emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed acting director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities for academic year 2016-17 while current IAH Director Mark Katz begins a research leave.