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"Doing it at the Dixie Dew" book cover

College Bookshelf Fall 2014

Books on the edible South, how Jesus became God, the aftermath of 9/11, ancient Roman libraries, mountain poetry and more.

Fall 2014 Chapter & Verse, College Bookshelf, Fall 2014, Inside, Issues



Southport NC Shrimp Boats

Southport, N.C.

A poem by Mackensie Pless ’15 reflects on the real — not Hollywood — image of Southport, N.C.

Fall 2014 Fall 2014, Finale, Inside, Issues



Karen Gil

Forging new paths

Frederick P. Brooks Jr. blazed trails as project manager for the revolutionary IBM System/360 family of computers and then as founding chair of Carolina’s computer science department in 1964.

Fall 2014 Fall 2014, Inside, Issues, Letter from the Dean



Photo illustration of computer science staff and students with robots surrounded by balloons and party hats.

Comp-Sci Turns 50: Breaking barriers from graphics to robotics

In 1964, Carolina embraced the nascent field of computer science. The department is still blazing trails a half-century later.

Fall 2014 Cover Stories, Fall 2014, Features, Issues



Dr. Markus Gross (left), Doug James (center) and Theodore Kim during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 9, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California.

Want to work in movies? Learn to code

Turns out the road to Hollywood runs through Chapel Hill. Or at least it did for computer science alumni who have used their programming chops to develop special effects software … Continued

Fall 2014 Fall 2014, Features, Issues



UNC Medical Image Display and Analysis Group (MIDAG) 40th Anniversary logo

Medical imaging extends frontiers, aids diagnosis and treatment

You’ve probably seen 3-D ultrasound images of a baby in a mother’s womb — maybe your own child, or those of a relative or friend.

Fall 2014 Fall 2014, Features, Issues



Fred Brooks holds a first-generation Mac.

Brooks’ influence spans IBM mainframes to next-gen virtual reality

In 1944 a 13-year-old Fred Brooks sat in the public library in Greenville, N.C., and read about the Mark I computer in Time magazine.

Fall 2014 Fall 2014, Features, Issues



Jim Wann

Center Stage: Wann’s Tony-nominated musical revived on Broadway

Singer and composer Jim Wann ’70 saw his career take off when his first name became his last and he took to the stage as the bank robber Jesse James.

Fall 2014 Alumni Up Close, Fall 2014, Inside, Issues



A statue of Earl Scruggs greets visitors at the entrance of the Earl Scruggs Museum

Bluegrass Believers: UNC partners with heritage tourism project honoring Earl Scruggs

Visitors to the new Earl Scruggs Center, nestled in the renovated 1907 courthouse in uptown Shelby, N.C., can immerse themselves in the life of the late banjo player and bluegrass … Continued

Fall 2014 Fall 2014, Features, Issues



Renee Craft, center, poses with Delia Barrera, left, and Atanasia Molinar following a Congo performance.

Digital Portobelo: Connecting scholarship and cultural preservation in Panama

Renee Craft’s digital humanities project is an interactive collection of ethnographic interviews, photos, videos, artwork and archival material that illuminates the rich culture and history of Portobelo, Panama.

Fall 2014 Fall 2014, Features, Issues