Fine Arts & Humanities

Artist Yun Nam: Connecting to North Carolina’s clay

In art professor Yun Nam’s studio, ceramic tea bowls stack on every surface. In the throwing room, bowls crowd the shelves. Outside amid toasty kilns, bowls sit on ware carts, nested into tiny towers. Each is a part of Nam’s journey. For years, he purchased his clay from commercial dealers and never considered the origin …

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Parr Center for Ethics sponsors first high school ethics bowl

East Chapel Hill High School won the inaugural Triangle Regional High School Ethics Bowl on April 30 on the UNC campus. The event was created and sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics in the department of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences. Seven teams from six local high schools participated in the …

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Two Diversity Awards won in the College

An academic department chair and a senior undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences won 2011 University Diversity Awards from the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.  The honors were presented for “significant contributions to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance of diversity on the campus and in the community.” Terry Rhodes, professor and chair …

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Graduate student will study and teach Cherokee language, thanks to new fellowship

Brooke Bauer, a Ph.D. student in history in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, will spend part of her summer enrolled in an intensive Cherokee language course offered by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, N.C. She will then come back to Carolina in the fall, and serve as a teaching assistant for …

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Fellowships awarded for research on ethical and religious values

Three Ph.D. students in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences have won fellowships for their research on ethical and religious values from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Charlotte Newcombe Foundation. Twenty-one Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows were named for the 2011-2012 academic year. These fellowships, created in 1981, remain the nation’s …

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Sarah Dessen: On her 10th novel, her writing process and growing up as a Tar Heel

Popular young adult novelist Sarah Dessen ’93 is awaiting the May release of her 10th novel, What Happened to Goodbye. The English major, who later returned to teach creative writing at UNC for eight years, talks with us about her latest book, writing process and experiences at Carolina. Her parents were professors in the College …

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Kindem’s film on blind Paralympics skier to be screened at Boston Film Festival, shown on campus

The film, “More Than Meets the Eye,” will be screened on the UNC campus at 7:30 p.m. May 4 in the Hanes Art Center auditorium. There will be a Q&A discussion following the film. Communication studies professor Hap Kindem’s documentary film, “More than Meets the Eye,” which focuses on the life of a blind Paralympics …

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MLK Scholars give back to the campus and community

The winner and runners up for the University’s 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship are students in the College of Arts and Sciences. They were recognized during UNC’s 30th Annual MLK Birthday Celebration for following Dr. King’s example through their work to improve the quality of life of the community and the campus. Jakelin Bonilla, …

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2011 Burch Fellows take on world challenges with innovative projects

Six Carolina undergraduates will head off on exciting journeys in the United States and abroad to pursue independent study projects of their own design, thanks to the Burch Fellows Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program, supported by Lucius E. Burch III, a 1963 Carolina graduate, recognizes undergraduates at the University who …

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