Month: September 2016

New Roots Wins Elizabeth B. Mason Project Award from Oral History Association

New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Voices from Carolina del Norte has received the 2016 Elizabeth B. Mason Project Award in the major projects category from the Oral History Association (OHA), an organization committed to the development of oral history. The award, which recognizes outstanding oral history projects, will be presented to New Roots at the Oral History Association’s annual …

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Mapping a Culinary Mashup: Laos and a Local Community

When Katy Clune arrived at Carolina for graduate folklore studies two years ago, she intended to weave together her interests in Southeast Asia and textiles. She had spent her childhood in Indonesia and worked most recently at the Textile Museum at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Once in Chapel Hill, she began seeking information …

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Musicology and Royster Fellow alumnus rocks career on Motown

Former UNC doctoral student Andrew Flory, now an assistant professor of music at Carleton College, is an expert in rhythm and blues music. His particular focus is the music of Motown, and he has a book coming out in summer 2017 titled “I Hear a Symphony: Motown and Crossover R&B.” The UNC Graduate School recently spoke with Flory about how his graduate education in musicology prepared him for a career that is hitting all the right notes.

Sociology students visit BeAM space in Murray Hall to learn about technological change

Kenan Professor of Sociology Howard Aldrich includes BeAM@MURRAY HALL in his Sociology 89H course, “Rationalization and the Changing Nature of Social Life in 21st Century America,” combining a week-long visit with the underlying course theme on the effect of technological change on the process of rationalization in modern society.

If You Build It, They Will Come

As schools move further and further away from cities, the cost of busing continues to skyrocket — but UNC city and regional planning chair Noreen McDonald hopes to change that.