Month: September 2011

Global Research Institute welcomes new fellows

U.S. foreign policy and Mexico’s “drug war,” an economically competitive South and the skills of Latino workers top the list of projects identified by the six 2011-2012 fellows selected for the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Three of the new fellows are in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Four musicians win Kenan Music Scholarships

A soprano, pianist, violinist and trumpeter make up the newest class of Kenan Music Scholars, who have received full scholarships in music to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The 2011 scholars are Kayla Hill, a soprano from Louisville, Ky.; Christina Lai, a pianist from Plantation, Fla.; Ina Liu, a violinist from …

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UNC ranks as 5th best public university for 11th year in a row

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks fifth among the nation’s best public universities for the 11th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine. The rankings appear in the 2012 “America’s Best Colleges” guidebook and at www.usnews.com starting on Sept. 13. UC-Berkeley ranked first among national public universities, followed by …

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UNC expert advises on democratic developments in Libya

A UNC expert is helping to support the development of a democratic system following the crisis in Libya. Andrew Reynolds, associate professor of political science and chair of the global studies curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences, is in Benghazi and Tripoli, Libya, Sept. 7 to 17 to advise the Transitional National Council of Libya.

Tony-nominated comedy to open PlayMakers’ season

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will kick off another main-stage season Sept. 21-Oct. 9 with Sarah Ruhl’s comedy “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play).” PlayMakers also will present events related to the production from Sept. 14 to Oct. 9. “In the …

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Obama’s former press secretary to speak Sept. 13

Robert Gibbs, former press secretary to President Barack Obama, will discuss “Communicating through the Chaos” of American politics on Sept. 13 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He will speak at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall in a talk that is free to the public. Three lectureships will bring Gibbs to campus: …

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Sept Events: 9/11, Erskine Bowles, Robert Gibbs, David Simon, and more

Our September calendar features politics and plays. Poets and profs.  And plenty of art, music and talk. Check out highlights and links below from the College of Arts and Sciences. Sept. 7-8: German Chamber Orchestra, one of the world’s leading orchestras, with UNC pianist Stefan Litwin. 7:30 pm, Memorial Hall. Tickets: 919.843.3333. http://go.unc.edu/r6FNj Sept. 7-11: …

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