Fine Arts & Humanities

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.

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.