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Respect your (book)shelf: New books by College faculty and alumni (fall 2017)

Carolina faculty and alumni make headlines year-round with their award-winning publications: here is a list of new reads from fall 2017 that will show your bookshelf you care.

Fall 2017 Chapter & Verse, College Bookshelf, Fall 2017, Inside



Dana Coen, director of the Writing for the Screen and Stage program, says a new book featuring former students’ one-act plays gives readers “an opportunity to visit the minds of young creatives” at UNC

New book celebrates UNC student playwrights

Dana Coen, director of UNC’s Writing for the Screen and Stage minor in the department of communication, recently discussed the program and Twenty-Five Short Plays: Selected Works from The University … Continued

Fall 2017 Chapter & Verse, Fall 2017, Inside



Doctoral Hooding ceremony held May 13, 2017 at the Dean Smith Center. Photo by Jon Gardiner.

Opening doors, emboldening dreams

The Oct. 6 public launch of the University’s comprehensive campaign, The Campaign for Carolina, hopes to similarly inspire Carolina alumni and friends to support transformative initiatives that advance the mission … Continued

Fall 2017 Fall 2017, Inside, The Scoop



at the gift celebration with the Cole Porter song “You’re The Top.” Photo by Jon Gardiner.

PlayMakers, dramatic art celebrate $12 million gift

Joan H. Gillings has committed the largest single gift ever to the performing arts at Carolina: the $12 million gift to PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art … Continued

Fall 2017 Fall 2017, Inside, The Scoop



Laurie and Peter Grauer.

$3 million gift will benefit Honors Carolina

Peter Grauer, chair of worldwide media company Bloomberg L.P., served for more than 15 years as chair of the Honors Carolina Advisory Board. His recent $3 million gift commitment will … Continued

Fall 2017 Fall 2017, Inside, The Scoop



The Southern Oral History Program, in collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities’ Carolina K-12 program, hosted the Carolina Oral History Teaching Fellows in Civil Rights workshop at UNC in June.

With Mellon grant, launches ‘Humanities for the Public Good’

A four-year, $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will significantly advance Carolina’s efforts in humanities education, research and teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Fall 2017 Fall 2017, Inside, The Scoop



Colloredo-Mansfeld, senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs.

Colloredo-Mansfeld tapped for senior leadership post

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld became senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts & Sciences on July 1.

Fall 2017 Fall 2017, Inside, The Scoop



The Old Well in bloom, August 2017.

Carolina ranks 33rd in world universities

UNC consistently places within the world’s leading universities, and now is no different. This year, Carolina ranks 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States among global universities, … Continued

Fall 2017 Fall 2017, Inside, The Scoop



Women walk home carrying fuel-saving cookstoves in Kasungu, Malawi. A new $4.8 million NSF grant will help researchers study how to alleviate energy poverty in Southern Africa.

Confronting energy poverty in Southern Africa

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $4.8 million grant to UNC-Chapel Hill to help researchers study how to alleviate energy poverty in Southern Africa.

Fall 2017 Fall 2017, Inside, The Scoop



Gfeller Center researchers practice active rehab strategies with a patient, tossing balls back and forth

NFL grant funds concussion research

The NFL will fund a $2.6 million international study on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management. Led by scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Medical College of … Continued

Fall 2017 Fall 2017, Inside, The Scoop