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Pierce Freelon

An artist nurtures new voices, from beatmaking to Blackspace Tar Heels Up Close

Freelon is the founder of Blackspace, which offers community-based programs to local youth. There’s an emphasis in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education, with workshops from beat making to computer graphics to radio to puppetry. Blackspace opened its first location in 2014 on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. Last summer it expanded to American Underground, a tech hub in Durham.

Jim Ketch and a student play instruments

Celebrating 40 years of jazz at Carolina Tar Heels Up Close

Music professor Jim Ketch (left) tells students “once you have an idea of what you want something to sound like, your body has a much easier job in making that sound happen.”

Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks

Unintended consequences Tar Heels Up Close

UNC political scientists Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks have been married since 1999. They are among the world’s leading experts on Brexit and Europe’s shifting political dynamics.

Jim Hirschfield’s bead art by Paul Hester at the International Arrivals Hall in Terminal E of George Bush International Airport in Houston.

Beads Finale

An installation by Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii, Beads welcomes visitors to the International Arrivals Hall in Terminal E of George Bush International Airport in Houston.

open books next to stacks of books

Expand your library: More books by College faculty and alumni (spring 2017) Chapter & Verse

Explore a list of books written by College faculty and alumni.

"Life Pig" book cover

Green Thought Chapter & Verse

Green Thought is a poem by Alan Shapiro from his new book, Life Pig.

Computer scientist Gary Bishop (right) welcomes a visitor at a celebration marking 10 million books read for Tar Heel Reader,

Tar Heel Reader reaches 10 million books read The Scoop

Tar Heel Reader, an online program that helps students with disabilities learn to read independently, reached 10 million books read in January.

Jenny Latimer as Olivia and Allison Altman's Viola in "Twelfth Night"

PlayMakers stages Shakespeare for everyone The Scoop

PlayMakers Repertory Company has always had a long relationship with bringing the works of William Shakespeare to the University and local communities.

Phillips Ambassador Ntiense Inyang poses with two students, all wearing tradition South Korean clothing

UNC in top 25 for study abroad The Scoop

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 19th among all U.S. higher education institutions for the number of students earning credit for study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

Hands type on a laptop

UNC receives grant to develop videos to counteract extremists The Scoop

An $867,000 grant to UNC will fund a project to create a series of sophisticated videos and other materials to counteract jihadist propaganda that targets young people.

An online interactive map shows cost burden, overcrowding and substandard housing conditions among North Carolina's renters.

N.C. facing statewide crisis in affordable rental housing The Scoop

Many communities in the state are experiencing an affordable housing crisis, which is particularly severe for those who rent, according to a new report published by the Center for Urban and Regional Studies.

Gabrielle Beaudry takes a selfie as she gets sprayed with water by an elephant

Celebrating 10 years of Phillips Ambassadors The Scoop

The Phillips Ambassadors program is celebrating 10 years of supporting students’ study abroad experiences in Asia.

An empty two-lane road

Less driving linked to decrease in roadway fatalities The Scoop

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that a significant decrease in automobile travel from 2003-2014 correlated with a decrease in the number of crash deaths.

Views of the Bell Tower at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

College funds new team-taught courses The Scoop

Six new interdisciplinary, team-taught courses will be offered across the College beginning in fall 2017 in disciplines ranging from physics and astronomy to public policy to art.

Students participate in a history class in Greenlaw 101

Reimagining Gen Ed curriculum for 2019 The Scoop

The College of Arts & Sciences is updating its General Education curriculum — the first major overhaul since the “Making Connections” curriculum was put into place in 2006.