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Conference unites Jane Austen fans, scholars

An annual conference brings together Jane Austen fans, scholars and others to celebrate the author and her works, engaging in academic discussions, author talks and a Regency ball.
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Igniting a global spark in students

Michael-Bryant Hicks '96 created a scholarship that supports first-generation students of color to participate in a University study abroad program.
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New College initiatives tackle difficult topics

Under the leadership of Interim Dean Terry Rhodes, the College of Arts & Sciences launched two new initiatives this fall.
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Mellon funding supports environmental humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to study coasts, climates and the environmental humanities.
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Psychology gift will support high-impact research

Fund will support research in addiction, stress, and mental and behavioral disorders.
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Gift supports PlayMakers' artistic director

Joanne Garrett and her husband, Peter, have created an endowment to fund PlayMakers' producing artistic director position.
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PlayMakers’ Benesch is Broadway bound

Vivienne Benesch, producing artistic director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, will make her Broadway directorial debut next spring.
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Physician-entrepreneur to lead convergent science efforts

Caleb Kimball King (B.A. chemistry ’82), a physician and global entrepreneur, has been named executive director of convergent science.
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New UNC research center

With $5 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Carolina will establish the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life.
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Two major awards for computer science faculty

Computer scientists Ron Alterovitz and Mohit Bansal have won prestigious awards for their research.
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Oral History Fieldwork: #Throwback Photo

Students conduct interviews as part of the folklore curriculum in 1975.

Inside This Issue

Celebrating Carolina Firsts: National honors for first-gen efforts

Letter From the Dean

This issue celebrates the tenacity of our first-generation students — and a few of the uniquely Carolina programs that support them during their time on campus

Give to Carolina

Davie Hall is home to the department of psychology and neuroscience. Ann Rankin Cowan’s latest gift will establish a fund to support high-impact research in the department.

 

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