Behind the Japanese Tea Gathering

November 19, 2015

As fall gives way to winter, gathering over a hot beverage is a natural way for humans to connect. “It is the art of everyday life,” explains Chizuko Sueyoshi, who along with members of the Japanese Tea Practitioners of Durham (JTPD) will demonstrate chanoyu, or “the way of tea.” Carolina Asia Center Director and Associate Professor of Asian Studies Morgan Pitelka will lead a conversation about tea rituals followed by the Japanese tea gathering at Hyde Hall on Friday, Nov. 20.

IAH Fellow Defending Humanities: Post-GOP Debate

November 17, 2015

In a Time article, IAH Fellow (2003) and philosophy professor Douglas MacLean defends “the number of philosophers” we need in response to Marco Rubio’s comments in the GOP debate: “We need more welders and less philosophers.”

IAH Fellow featured in R.O.I. cover story

November 16, 2015

Sridhar Balasubramanian, marketing professor at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and Academic Leadership Program Fellow (2015), is featured in the Fall 2015 issue of the school’s R.O.I. magazine.

Arts and Sciences Foundation features IAH’s Pardue Fellowship for its 40th anniversary

November 9, 2015

It began when UNC music professor and jazz studies director Jim Ketch became the first faculty fellow in 1992, thanks to an endowment by David Pardue ’69 and his wife Becky. Back then, the Institute was called the Program for the Arts and the Humanities, located at the former West House between Hanes and Swain Halls. The story also features current Pardue Fellow Stephanie Elizondo Griest, assistant professor of creative nonfiction.