Month: November 2016

Conserving the Galapagos Islands (podcast)

In the Nov. 23 episode of UNC’s “Well Said” podcast, Steve Walsh, the Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Carolina’s Center for Galapagos Studies, discusses the impact that the increase in tourism is having on the Galapagos islands and what it means for the future of their renowned wildlife.

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents ‘The May Queen’

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the regional premiere of “The May Queen,” an acclaimed original comedy by Molly Smith Metzler, Nov. 22-Dec. 11. “The May Queen” is the story of Jen Nash, former high school “May Queen” who returns to her hometown as an office temp. What happens when she meets up with her former classmates?

What do we mean by ‘Synergy Unleashed’?

With the debut of the College of Arts and Sciences’ new website, we also debut our new tag line: Synergy Unleashed. At Carolina, teaching, learning and research are transformative processes by which we invent a better future. There is synergy in pairing diverse and sometimes unexpected disciplines.

Exposing students to real-world experience

The comment that Charles Merritt, executive director of the Minor in Entrepreneurship, gets most often from students is “This program is so different. You spend so much time with us, helping us with internships, job searches and our future careers.” The five entrepreneurs-in-residence (three re-appointed, two recently hired) play a big role in connecting with …

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One giant leap in the dark

We can’t know how a transformative experience — like walking on the moon — will change us until we make that first small step. UNC philosopher L.A. Paul explains.

Colors of colonial Congo

Belgium’s control of the Congo in the early 20th century had a profound impact on native artists — and Carlee Forbes, a UNC art history researcher looking for clues to better understand how and why.