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Reckoning and re-imagining in Warren County

July 19, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill folklorist Glenn Hinson and playwright Jacqueline Lawton are working with community members to examine difficult topics in Warren County’s history and to help forge a new future.

Bookmark This

June 2, 2022

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni, published the first week of each month. This month’s featured book: “Edible North Carolina: A Journey across a State of Flavor” (UNC Press), edited by Marcie Cohen Ferris.

How Eleanor Murray connects daydreaming to diplomacy

April 18, 2022

In the summer of 2021, Eleanor Murray studied in South Korea as a Phillips Ambassador. Through the program, she produced a research paper on the socioeconomic status of North Koreans living in South Korea.

Lewis Black returns to the classroom

April 13, 2022

Comedian and Carolina alumnus Lewis Black sat down with undergraduate students enrolled in an “Ethics of Comedy” course to discuss his career, time at Chapel Hill and what makes them laugh.

Emily McDonnell: A passion for telling contemporary Native American stories

April 5, 2022

Ph.D. student Emily McDonnell (American studies) is a proud citizen of the Navajo Nation. She is currently a Humanities for the Public Good Fellow at the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs. We caught up with McDonnell for  Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

Planting a “Sense of Place”

December 21, 2021

Together with American Studies professor Dan Cobb, undergraduate students learned the meaning of hands-on research over the last year and a half. They planted a garden inspired by their transcriptions of the diary of one of the 20th century’s most influential American Indian writers and intellectuals: D’Arcy McNickle.

The sanctity of Cherokee

November 16, 2021

As a result of systemic oppression, there are fewer than 200 native Cherokee speakers in North Carolina. UNC scholars are teaming up to create a new translation model and grow the literary library of works available in Cherokee.

Seeking Justice

July 26, 2021

UNC folklorist Glenn Hinson and students provided research that informed the re-enactment this summer of a 1921 Warren County court trial where 16 Black men were unfairly accused after being threatened by a white mob.

Learning behind the laughter

June 24, 2021

In Associate Professor Michelle Robinson’s American studies Maymester course, “Comedy and Ethics,” students explored how stand-up comedy enriches American culture and sparks ethical discussions, all while making people laugh.