December 2017

Art Changes Everything: The Peck Effect

Jeremy Howell ’18, Professor Tatiana String and Dr. Sheldon Peck following presentations in the research seminar “The Art of Drawing in the 17th Century.”

When Carolina alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife, Leena, gave a rare collection of 17th-century European masterworks — including seven Rembrandts — to the Ackland Art Museum, it became the nation’s first public university art museum to own a collection of Rembrandt drawings and one of only two universities to do so.

A Labor of Love

Chris LaMack at Town Creek Indian Mound.

I first heard about the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program through my English 105 course during my freshman year at UNC: the unit project for our ‘Writing in the Natural Sciences’ unit was a mock SURF application.

Blending comedy and academia

Students practice to perform at the Gram-O-Rama.

Most professors expect students to use proper grammar in their classes, but in English 307, students are encouraged not to. The class is a grammar class. Students learn concepts such as parts of speech, double negatives and malapropisms, but as they learn them, they also are required to incorporate them into sketch comedy.

Languages symposium kicks off N.C. Day of Multilingualism

Students compete at the 2017 Learning Through Languages Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center. Photo by Charlotte Eure '16.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, a celebration focusing on the value of lifelong language learning.

Service experiences lead to dream career for December graduate

December graduate Analisa Sorrells says her public service experience at Carolina led to her dream job. (photo by Rhesa Versola.)

For December graduate Analisa Sorrells, experiences in public service at Carolina led her to her dream career path – one of giving back and helping others. “When I arrived at Carolina, I immediately got involved with Tar Heel TABLE and the Buckley Public Service Scholars program,” said Sorrells of Windermere, Florida. “I was set on studying nutrition. …

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