College of Arts and Sciences

Teachable Moments

British literary scholar Christopher Armitage has never been shy about dramatizing an important lesson. Students and colleagues will recall when he dressed up as William Richardson Davie, the University’s main founder, for an outdoor celebration during the campus bicentennial in the 1990s. (As he did during the Carolina First campaign, at left.) The professor dutifully… Read more »

From Japan to Chapel Hill: Gift will Benefit Students of African American Literature

A $370,000 gift that honors the life of Japanese businessman Masami Ito will benefit undergraduate and graduate students of African American literature in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. The Japan-to-Carolina ties begin with Masami Ito’s daughter, Akiyo, who came to Chapel Hill in 1992 to pursue her interest in African American and Southern literature…. Read more »

UNC Artist’s Work Centers on Immigrant Experience

February 17, 2009

Work by Puerto Rican multi-media/performance artist Roxana Perez-Mendez, which focuses on the immigrant experience, will be displayed Feb. 17 through March 17 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The free public installation, titled “Sin Fin,” will be exhibited in the John and June Allcott Gallery of the Hanes Art Center, located beside… Read more »

UNC Student Makes Burn Awareness Film for Ukraine

“Burn awareness is a problem in Ukraine,” said Maksymiv, who is majoring in health policy and administration and economics, and pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship studies. She spent her teen-age years growing up in Leland and Wilmington, N.C. “There are over 40,000 burn accidents in Ukraine each year, and about 10,500 of those are children,”… Read more »