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Five Students Selected as 2018 Burch Fellows

Five students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences were selected as recipients of the 2018 Burch Fellowship to pursue unique, self-defined educational experiences anywhere outside UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Lucius E. Burch, III…. Read more »

Students Explore Topics from Health Care to Anti-Apartheid Activism at AAAD’s Fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

“Undergraduate students who conduct research receive notable gains — writing, speaking and leadership skills, intellectual curiosity, and the improved ability to acquire and analyze information.” That’s how Troy Blackburn, associate dean for undergraduate research in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences, opened the fifth annual Undergraduate Research Conference… Read more »

Peck Gift of 17th Century European Masterworks Has Profound Impact on UNC

December 15, 2017

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. The gift further established the Ackland… Read more »

UNC Trustees Honor Four with Prestigious Davie Awards

November 17, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to four alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” Three of the recipients are alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences.  During a dinner on Nov. 14 at the Carolina Inn, Chancellor Carol L…. Read more »

UNC Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson to Receive $100,000 TANG Prize

November 1, 2017

Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson will be awarded the TANG Prize to honor her “exceptional contributions to the well-being of humanity” on Nov. 12 in Toronto, Canada. Fredrickson, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a leading researcher in the science of positive emotions…. Read more »

Three UNC Students Selected as 2018 Weir Fellows

October 31, 2017

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2018 William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies, a program designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would like to develop advanced working language skills. Second-year student Jolie Lau and third-year students Kyle… Read more »

Former Sequoyah Fellow Reflects on Her Work and Cherished Memories of Carolina

October 24, 2017

Less than four years after receiving her doctoral degree in history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna Mikaëla Adams had her first book published. Based on Adams’s doctoral research, her book is titled Who Belongs?: Race, Resources, and Tribal Citizenship in the Native South. She’s now at work on a second major project: Influenza in Indian Country:… Read more »

Ensemble Collina Explores the ‘Confluence’ of Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Music

September 15, 2017

Over the summer, Acis Productions released “Confluence” by Ensemble Collina, a group of artists primarily made up of faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Music. Ensemble Collina includes Michael Kris (trombone), Leah Peroutka (violin) and Brent Wissick (viola da gamba and cello), as well as Elaine Funaro (harpsichord). “Confluence” tells the story of the transformative… Read more »