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Watch Ackland Art Museum major donation announcement on live stream

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will announce the largest gift ever received by the Ackland Art Museum at 10:30 this morning. Click here to watch a live stream of the event. Chancellor Carol L. Folt, Vice Chancellor for Development David Routh, Ackland Art Museum Director Katie Ziglar and the donor will participate…

Southern Folklife Collection teams up with local record label

Music lovers will soon be able to own rare audio history, thanks to a partnership between the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yep Roc Records, based in Hillsborough. The SFC, part of the Wilson Special Collections Library, will create digital masters of rare archival recordings from…

Humanities for the public good

A new fellowship funded by the Taylor Charitable Trust is supporting graduate students with interests in how humanities scholarship can be tied to a public outreach focus. The Maynard Adams Fellowships for the Public Humanities have been established by the Program in the Humanities and Human Values in Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences. The…

Growing Carolina

Carolina’s campus is known for its towering oaks and stunning azaleas, but some people are beginning to discover that there are also fresh herbs and vegetables quietly growing in several of Carolina’s small gardens. From lettuce and kale to parsley and basil, edible plants sit waiting to be picked. The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Edible…

Strumming, singing – and surprising

Sarah Bonn and John Thorp know all about their chosen instrument’s reputation: It’s small. It can only play a few types of songs. It’s not serious. But with each pluck of the string, the Carolina students work to prove that the ukulele can do far more than audiences think. “It has a rep as kind of a…

Visiting scholars find home away from home

When Sathish Raja met former Carolina Clinical Professor Bobbie Lubker and her husband Lynn, he never imagined how strong their relationship would grow. “We’ve become close friends, more like a family,’’ said Raja, a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. “It’s something I never expected. “I…

A conscious decision

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a regular man who decided he would do great things, Soledad O’Brien said Tuesday (Jan. 17) at the 36th annual MLK Celebration Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony. “That means for the rest of us that we have that same opportunity,’’ said O’Brien, an award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and…

Well Said: The presidential transition

With the inauguration just a few days away, the presidential transition of power is in the limelight. In this week’s episode, we talk about the complex transition process with associate professor of political science Terry Sullivan. Sullivan is also the executive director of the White House Transition Project, which helps prepare the incoming president and…

800 — and counting

Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams won his 800th game Monday night against Syracuse — becoming the second fastest coach, in terms of games coached, to reach that milestone. Stories from goheels.com include: The post-game 800th win celebration video Column: One of us Game highlights from GoHeels TV Posted January 17, 2017

‘Keeping the Faith’ on MLK Day

More than 140 runners on Monday (January 16) took part in the MLK “The Time is Now” 5K at UNC-Chapel Hill – part of Carolina’s 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Chancellor Carol L. Folt and other University leaders attended and spoke at the third annual event. The theme was “Keeping the…