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Exploring Joara: Excavating the past, shaping the future in western N.C.

Three UNC archaeology alums have unearthed the earliest European settlement in the interior United States near Morganton, N.C.

PlayMakers receives Leaders in Diversity Award

PlayMakers Repertory Company has been named an inaugural winner of Triangle Business Journal’s Leaders in Diversity Award.

Four young faculty honored with Hettleman awards

Four highly promising faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty, an honor that recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty or recently tenured faculty. Two of the faculty members are in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Leading economist to share ‘Third World Lessons for First World Growth’ Sept. 26

Peter Blair Henry, dean of New York University’s Stern School of Business, will share findings from his new book, “Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth,” during a public discussion at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 26.

Former Gov. James B. Hunt to discuss education Sept. 26

Former North Carolina Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. will discuss investing in education in a free public talk Sept. 26 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC economist to discuss “Debt and Taxes” Sept. 30

Economist Michael Salemi will discuss “Debt and Taxes” in a free public talk Sept. 30 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A journey from Kenya to Carolina

Few people can point to the exact moment that changed their life, but Eunice Sahle, chair of UNC’s department of African, African American and diaspora studies, can point to the day she decided to become a teacher and writer.