October 2018

Taking humanities on the road

Schaevitz leads a film discussion at the Chelsea Theater on "The Philadelphia Story." (photo by Donn Young)

In her new position with Carolina Public Humanities, Rachel Schaevitz is launching new collaborations with community colleges, museums, movie theaters and nonprofits to advance the University’s mission of serving the state of North Carolina. A passion for public service is in Rachel Schaevitz’s DNA. Her family instilled in her the importance of being involved in …

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‘Unlikely’ subject pairings lead to deep learning at Carolina

Liz Ott, the Frank Borden Hanes Curator of Rare Books, shows a collection of books and manuscripts to the class in the Fearrington Reading Room at Wilson Library. (photo by Johnny Andrews)

“Time and the Medieval Cosmos,” a new course in the College of Arts & Sciences, challenges students to explore the sciences and the humanities together. An astrophysicist and a religious historian walk into a classroom. They decide to teach a course together. There’s no punchline — that’s just Carolina. This semester, the two professors from …

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‘Show up’ is motto for Eble, a true citizen of University

Connie Eble

  Connie Eble knows why she was chosen for the 2018 Jefferson Award. “Longevity and institutional memory,” Eble said mischievously. Then, she matter-of-factly said, “I show up.” A professor in the English and comparative literature department, Eble joined Carolina’s faculty in 1971. She is in her last semester of teaching and will retire fully in …

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Bland Simpson receives 2018 Edward Kidder Graham Award

Bland Simpson (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

  When English professor and writer Bland Simpson was just a little boy, he accompanied his grandfather Julius Andrews Page Sr. on long strolls across Polk Place on the Carolina campus. They would walk from building to building where his Granddaddy Page would discuss such arcane things as mortar joints in intricate detail. He was …

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