Awards for distinguished service to the College of Arts & Sciences were presented to William R. “Bill” and Marcie Cohen Ferris, both Carolina professors emeritus, and alumnus David Pardue Jr. ’69 at a meeting of the Arts & Sciences Foundation Board of Directors on April 25.
As Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences since 2012, Rhodes has long championed the value of the arts and humanities to a well-rounded education throughout her more than three decades at Carolina.
Kip Thorne’s lecture, “My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe: From Black Holes and Wormholes to Time Travel and Gravitational Waves” will take place on Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
A neuroscientist and internationally recognized expert on sport-related concussions, Kevin Guskiewicz joined Carolina’s faculty in 1995 and has served as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences since January 2016. As interim chancellor, he will chart a course for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Sherman Fairchild Foundation recently donated $10 million to the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust pledged a $5 million grant, provided the University raises an additional $10 million in matching gifts by the end of 2023.
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce a new tenure-track assistant professor position in Islamic studies with a specialization in Persian/Iranian studies, funded by the newly established Dr. Ali Jarrahi Term Professorship.
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