Month: September 2012

October College Calendar: music, film, drama, talks and more

We have plenty of music, film, drama and talks to entertain, enlighten and inform you during October.  Please scroll through the highlights and links below from the College of Arts and Sciences calendar. Oct. 1: Professor Maria DeGuzman discusses her latest book, Buenes Noches, American Culture. Free to the public. 10 a.m. Pleasants Family Assembly …

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For cilia’s sake

UNC researchers debunk a long-held theory about how our lungs function and devise a way to measure mucus pressure (think blood pressure). This is a key step in helping patients with respiratory problems.

Remembering Andy: Scholarship recipients reflect on influence beloved actor had on their lives

While millions of fans worldwide remember the late Andy Griffith ’49 as a beloved TV icon, a group of Carolina students have a personal connection to the actor and musician. Since 1973, Griffith’s philanthropy has provided critical tuition support for nearly 200 students majoring in music or dramatic art.

AAU president to discuss role of research universities

Hunter Rawlings, president of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), will share his views about research universities Sept. 27 as part of the University’s yearlong conversation about the future of U.S. public higher education. Rawlings will give a free, public lecture at noon in Gerrard Hall. The campus community is invited to attend. Rawlings …

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Global area studies centers launch new Web site

The Global Area Studies Centers at UNC have launched a redesigned Web site at http://areastudies.unc.edu. Visitors can learn about the activities of each center, funding opportunities and public outreach programs.