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Two UNC students receive Luce scholarships for study in Asia

Amber Micole Koonce and Cody Mitchell Poplin have earned 2012-2013 scholarships from the Henry Luce Foundation in New York City. The Luce scholarship funds a year of living and learning in East and Southeast Asia for recent college graduates with no prior experience of the continent.

Four original plays offer innovative and unexpected ways to experience art

These original plays, written by three authors from two UNC campuses, construct dramatic narratives perceived in painting and sculpture and will capture the art work’s most essential nature.

PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory announces deadlines, new programs

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces the fifth Summer Youth Conservatory. Applications are due March 2; auditions are March 10-11 for the unique educational and performance opportunity.

Program for first-generation students wins College Board award

An innovative program called Carolina Firsts that targets first-generation students at UNC has won an award from the College Board Advocacy and Policy Center.

Lach harnesses humanities riches with technology’s power

The emails and text messages never stop, and Pam Lach knows neither can she. Lach is the new manager for the Digital Innovation Lab, which will focus on the use of digital technologies to advance the humanities.

Study: Homegrown terrorism down for second year in a row

A new study released Feb. 8 by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security documents that concerns of counterterrorism officials about a potential wave of homegrown violent extremism have not materialized over the past two years

Christian McBride, Inside Straight to headline jazz festival

Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride and the Inside Straight band will headline this year’s Carolina Jazz Festival Feb. 23-25 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.