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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.

MFA students exhibit through Feb. 7

In “Built Forged Faked,” UNC’s first-year MFA students investigate unraveling narratives of identity, race, gender, geography, ritual and constructed spaces in a new exhibition. Through Feb. 7, the John and June Alcott Gallery in the Hanes Art Center will be inhabited with string landscapes, shimmering blankets, old barns, altered and investigated bodies, natural environments, haunting lullabies, ghosts of the Great Plains and … Continued

Computer scientist to speak at doctoral hooding ceremony

Marc Levoy – whose career achievements include developing the cartoon animation system used in “The Flintstones” TV show and launching Google’s Street View project – will be the keynote speaker for UNC’s  2012 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 12. During the ceremony, each participating graduate will be called to the stage to have the hood of the commencement regalia conferred … Continued

January events: art, music, plays, photography and more

The College of Arts and Sciences January calendar has plenty of arts events and more to launch your new year. Enclosed are highlights, followed by a link to the University calendar for even more activities. Jan. 10-Feb. 7:  UNC’s  First-Year MFA Exhibit, Built Forged Faked, explores unraveling narratives of identity, race, gender, geography, ritual and constructed spaces. Opening reception Jan. … Continued