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UNC trustees honor four with prestigious Davie Awards

The University’s Board of Trustees has presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to four alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.”

‘Black Nativity’ movie starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker has Carolina connection

“Black Nativity,” a holiday movie opening Nov. 27 in theaters nationwide, is based on a Langston Hughes gospel libretto. It may be set in Harlem, but it has a strong Carolina connection. UNC lecturer Joy Goodwin is the film’s executive producer.

New distinguished professors honored at fall reception

The College of Arts and Sciences recognized six new distinguished professors at a reception Nov. 19 in Hyde Hall.

Carter wins dual awards from American Musicological Society

Musicologist Tim Carter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has won two major awards from the American Musicological Society. It is the first time that one scholar has received dual honors in the same year — and in very different fields.

PlayMakers announces schedule change in second-stage

PlayMakers Repertory Company has announced that it is exchanging the performance dates for its productions of “Hold These Truths” and “The Story of The Gun.”

WOWS Scholars inspire women faculty in the sciences

The latest WOWS Scholars, Jaye Cable in environment and ecology, and Donna Surge in geology, are helping to inspire the next generation of women scientists at Carolina.

Global Heels: Francisco Laguna-Correa, Mexico

Francisco Laguna-Correa is a PhD student in Hispanic studies and 19th century cultural studies, with a focus on Mexico. He is enrolled in the Department of Romance Languages in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences.