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Will McInerney performs spoken word, holding a microphone and gripping his chest

“Spoken word poetry and oral storytelling are at the core of what it means to be human,” says Will McInerney ’11. McInerney is one of three artists performing in the Process Series’ “Spoken Word/Spoken Justice” festival. Storytelling is one of the six subject themes of the Carolina’s Human Heart initiative. (photo by Steve Exum)

The arts and humanities inform, inspire, energize and excite us. They bring context and meaning to the important issues of the day — and to our lives. This fall, the College of Arts and Sciences kicks off a major new initiative that amplifies and integrates the work that our faculty, staff, students and alumni are doing in the wide array of fields that the arts, humanities and qualitative social sciences embrace. In the following stories, read about events, lectures, conferences, new research, courses, performances, exhibitions and more, and bookmark our website:

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the “Carolina’s Human Heart” magazine cover at our photo shoot!

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Jump-starting conversations and collaborations

Documenting UNC’s black pioneers

Popular minor connects philosophy, politics, economics

Food through a new lens

Creativity, conflict and social change in the Congo

Exploring Muslim identities

Poets take on topics of justice

Artists After Hours

PlayMakers at 40 revisits The Crucible

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Published in the Fall 2016 issue | Features

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A teacher digs deeper

Graduate assistant Cicek Beeby gets her hands dirty explaining archaeology.

Historical photo of actors in "The Crucible"

PlayMakers at 40 revisits The Crucible (event spotlight)

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A hand turns a page on a book

Turn the Page: More books by College faculty and alumni

More books by College faculty and alumni for fall 2016.

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