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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.

UNC College Feb/ Calendar: Talks, readings, plays and all that jazz

Now you don’t just have to muddle through February.  There are plenty of cultural and intellectual goodies on the College calendar, including the 35th Annual Carolina Jazz Festival. For more events, visit Feb. 1:   Non-fiction author Stephanie Elizondo Griest (Around the Block and Mexican Enough), will read from her work. 3:30 pm, Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room. … Continued

MLK Scholars give back to the campus and community

Tia Davis, a UNC junior studying public relations and entrepreneurship, won the University’s 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, including a $1,500 award. Runners up, who won $1,000 awards, are journalism major Jeremy Knight and psychology major Asif Kahn.