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Thorp to discuss state of humanities in higher education Nov. 3

Holden Thorp, provost at Washington University in St. Louis, will discuss the state of the humanities in American higher education at a free talk Nov. 3 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Undergraduate research leads to co-editorship of major journal

Hudson Vincent ’13, a UNC comparative literature and cultural studies major, is co-editor of a special issue of the journal, Cultural Studies. The journal features his research on the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Birmingham, England, one of the first institutions in higher education dedicated to interdisciplinary research.

Geographer charts historical weather maps with tree rings

Geographer Erika Wise is examining the history of climate change through tree rings, thanks to support from the National Science Foundation and UNC’s Center for Urban and Regional Studies.

Process Series presents ‘En Mi Espejo, Veo Tu Cara’ (In My Mirror, I See Your Face)

The Process Series at UNC continues its 2013-2014 season with a new work-in-progress by performance and installation artist Roxana Pérez-Méndez in UNC’s art department. Pérez-Méndez will present a traveling multimedia experience titled En Mi Espejo, Veo Tu Cara (In My Mirror, I See Your Face) on October 25 and 26, beginning outside the Morehead Planetarium on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.  … Continued

Distinguished alumni to receive awards University Day

As part of the Oct. 12 University Day ceremony to install Carol L. Folt as the 11th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, five Carolina alumni will receive Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Awards. Many of the alums have ties to the College.

Padua inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Darin Padua, professor and chair of the department of exercise and sport science, is one of 11 new inductees into the National Academy of Kinesiology.

Understanding OCD: An evening with experts

UNC’s Jon Abramowitz, a psychology professor and director of the OCD/Anxiety Disorders Clinic, will be one of the panelists at a free event Oct. 17: “Understanding and Getting Help for OCD: An Evening with Experts.” The 6:30 p.m. panel discussion will be held at Cameron Village Library, Room 202, 1930 Clarke Ave., Raleigh. The event is part of OCD Awareness … Continued