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Faculty Book “Democracy and the Left” Earns Best Book Awards

University of North Carolina political scientists Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens garnered two prestigious awards this summer for their recently published book Democracy and the Left: Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America (University of Chicago Press, 2012).


PlayMakers opens season with ‘The Mountaintop’ Sept. 18

PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off its new main-stage season Sept. 18-Oct. 6 with the regional premiere of “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall. The play focuses on the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Magness featured in ‘Jerusalem’ IMAX film

UNC archaeologist Jodi Magness will be featured on the big screen — literally — in the new IMAX 3-D film, ‘Jerusalem.’ The film opens in Charlotte on Sept. 21.


University of Michigan Professor to discuss ‘The NanoLiter Lab’ Sept. 12

University of Michigan Professor Robert Kennedy will discuss “The NanoLiter Lab: Using Droplets for Chemical Analysis, Screening and In Vivo Neurochemical Sensing,” Sept. 12 at UNC. Kennedy, the Hobart H. Willard Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, will deliver the Oscar K. Rice Lecture in Chemistry at noon in Wilson Library’s Pleasant Family Assembly Room. The event is free to the public. … Continued


Intervention in Syria roundtable Sept. 3

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense and the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations will host the roundtable discussion “Intervention in Syria?: Problems, Prospects and Contexts” from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center.


September 2013 College calendar

 We’re excited about the new academic year, new chancellor and provost, and new colleagues and students.  We invite you to kick-start the Fall by exploring some of the special events on our September calendar: Sept. 3: Intervention in Syria? Problems, Prospects and Contexts, a roundtable discussion with scholars from history, law, communication studies, public policy, security studies, psychological operations and … Continued


Whirligig art on display at UNC Sept. 5 to Oct. 3

Whirligigs of the late North Carolina folk artist Vollis Simpson will be on display at the Hanes Art Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sept. 5 to Oct. 3.