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Historical photo of actors in "The Crucible"

PlayMakers at 40 revisits The Crucible (event spotlight) Features

In 1976, PlayMakers Repertory Company became the professional theater-in-residence on the UNC campus and brought Arthur Miller’s gripping play, The Crucible, to life.

Kevin Guskiewicz

A heart for the humanities Letter from the Dean

In late August, Carolina heralded the arrival of 4,254 first-year students at an evening convocation in Carmichael Arena.

A pile of chicken spice rub seasoning

All-Purpose Rub Finale

Many rub recipes are for particular kinds of meat, but here’s an all-purpose rub that’s good with everything from chicken to pork, beef to bologna. Shoot, it’s even good on popcorn.

A hand turns a page on a book

Turn the Page: More books by College faculty and alumni Chapter & Verse

More books by College faculty and alumni for fall 2016.

Kurt Gray and Daniel Wegner

Welcome to the Mind Club Chapter & Verse

UNC psychology and neuroscience assistant professor Kurt Gray and co-author Daniel Wegner’s new book is “The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why it Matters” (Penguin Group, 2016). Gray and the late Harvard University psychology professor discuss what it means to have a mind and who (or what) belongs in “the mind club.”

J Cohen

Cohen named assistant dean for facilities The Scoop

J Cohen became assistant dean for facilities, space resource planning and capital projects in the College of Arts and Sciences on July 1.

Fish swallowing soldier, Parting of the Red Sea mosaic, Huqoq.

New mosaics discovered in Galilee excavations The Scoop

Excavations this past summer in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee, have revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor.

Kathryn Hunter-Williams teaching

UNC among top five public universities for 16 years The Scoop

For the 16th year in a row, UNC-Chapel Hill placed fifth among national public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” rankings, published Sept. 13.

Headphones plugged into a phone

Listen in to new UNC podcasts The Scoop

Grab your headphones and tune in to new podcasts from UNC-Chapel Hill, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the Southern Oral History Program.

Joseph DeSimone awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama

‘That fearless spirit of innovation’ The Scoop

On May 19, Joseph DeSimone’s years of innovative and beneficial work in material science was honored by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

NextGenPhD logo

Transforming graduate education in the humanities The Scoop

UNC-Chapel Hill is one of 28 universities taking part in a major national initiative to transform graduate education in the humanities.

Eric Deetz outside the Alumni Hall

A Lost Colony find The Scoop

Archaeologists recently uncovered a clue that doesn’t shed light on what happened to the colonists of the Lost Colony, but it may reveal more about their life on the island.

A colony of elk horn coral in Akumal, Mexico

Isolated coral reefs are not healthier The Scoop

For the world’s coral reefs, the picture keeps getting gloomier. Although it’s widely assumed that both local and global factors are contributing to their decline, new research shows that isolated reefs far from human activities are in fact not healthier than those in more densely populated areas.

A student, wearing a helmet, stands on a short stone wall and conducts music to cars. A crowd of people stands behind him

#Throwback (fall 2016) The Scoop

An audience gathers for a car concert outside Hill Hall in the 1970s.

Flowers outside the Old Well

$7.5 million bequest will fund new professorships The Scoop

A bequest estimated at $7.5 million from an anonymous donor will establish three or more distinguished professorships in the College of Arts and Sciences.