College of Arts and Sciences

Poets Take on the Topic of Justice

A close friend of the three Muslim students slain in Chapel Hill in 2015 will bring a multimedia performance in their honor to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus in February. “Shattered Glass,” by North Carolina State University graduate Mohammad Moussa ’12, M.S. ’13, will be part of the UNC Department of… Read more »

A Lost Colony Find by UNC Anthropologist

The Lost Colony is a mystery that has captivated North Carolinians for centuries. In 1587, more than 100 English settlers came to Roanoke Island, commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I and led by Gov. John White, to establish a permanent settlement in the New World. Just three years later, when ships returned to bring supplies to… Read more »

History Professor Receives 2016 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Donald J. Raleigh, the Jay Richard Judson distinguished professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the 2016 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. The Graduate School presents the annual award to a faculty member who has encouraged graduate students to establish their own records of scholarly activity,… Read more »

Midwest Victorian Studies Association Honors Doctoral Candidate for Dissertation Research

Doreen Thierauf, a doctoral candidate in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recently received a prestigious dissertation research award from the Midwest Victorian Studies Association. Presented at the organization’s annual spring meeting, the Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies recognizes scholarship of interest to scholars across disciplines… Read more »

Global Studies Master’s Program Graduates First Class

To obtain the interdisciplinary undergraduate experience she really wanted, Meredith Sparks pursued three majors — in international studies, political science and religious studies — from the University of Miami. After graduation, Sparks spent time in the Peace Corps in Rwanda. When she decided to pursue graduate studies, she turned to the two-year, interdisciplinary master’s program in… Read more »

Renee Alexander Craft Awarded Humanities Fellowship for Digital Portobelo Project

Associate professor Renee Alexander Craft, the acting director of the Southern Oral History Program, was awarded a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, which supports faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of their scholarly vocation. Craft, who holds a joint appointment in the department of communication and the curriculum in global studies, was among the first… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill Rated Among Top 10 National Public Universities for African Americans

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – a top public research university with a strong focus on access and affordability and high graduation rates – ranks ninth among the nation’s best public universities for African Americans, according to MONEY and Essence magazines. The publications collaborated to analyze more than 1,500 four-year colleges and… Read more »