Institute now accepting applications for Academic Leadership Program, Faculty Fellows

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ two fellowships, the Faculty Fellows Program and the Academic Leadership Program, are now accepting applications. Faculty Fellows deadline is Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Academic Leadership Program deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will deliver the 2017 Weil Lecture

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities announces Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will deliver the 2017 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Barber is pastor at Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro. He has served as president of the North Carolina National Association of Advancement for Colored People ( … Continued

Peter Mucha is new Chairs Leadership Program Director at the Institute

Peter Mucha, Chairs Leadership Program

Beginning July 1, Peter Mucha begins his work as the Chairs Leadership Program (CLP) Director. He succeeds Department of Communication Professor Bill Balthrop, who was the founding chair of the program.

Announcing new policies and pricing for events at Hyde Hall

Hyde Hall at McCorkle Place entrance

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities announces new usage policies and fees for Hyde Hall. These changes, which are consistent with facility-use policies across campus, will allow the Institute to maintain beautiful Hyde Hall as a welcoming space for faculty and the broader University community. Beginning June 1, the following daily fees will be charged to those reserving space at Hyde Hall: University Room, $400 … Continued

General Alumni Association Honors Michael Kennedy with 2017 Distinguished Service Medal

Michael Kennedy, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

The GAA honored Institute for the Arts and Humanities Board Member Michael Kennedy (’79), among others with the 2017 Distinguished Service Medal. The prize recognizes his work in drawing on business experience to support the University and the association. “I am humbled and thrilled to receive this honor,” said Kennedy.

Director Mark Katz wins UNC Diversity Award

Mark Katz

IAH Director Mark Katz has won the University Diversity Award for Faculty. The prize recognizes “significant contribution to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance of diversity on the campus and in the community.”

For Professor Andrew Reynolds, learning with students starts with coffee

Andrew Reynolds

“Some professors, while very knowledgeable in their field, are just sort of dry. They’ll give you good information, but they’re not conveying it to you in a way that makes you enthusiastic. When a professor shows enthusiasm about his subject, it’s so much more likely to make the students enthusiastic about it too. Once you can find interest in it, it makes me more likely to reach out to the professor because I’m enga … Continued

Institute hosts conference as part of NEH Next Generation PhD grant initiative

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Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the initiative looks beyond “the academic-focused future we’re accustomed to training graduate students for,” said NEH Chairman William D. Adams.

Honors Carolina and the Institute collaborate on student grant

Hyde Hall at McCorkle Place entrance

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities and Honors Carolina—with the generous support of the William C. Friday Leadership Fund—are proud to offer an exciting new opportunity for Honors Carolina students to assist IAH Fellows in their current research projects.

Q&A: How studying the humanities at Carolina shaped a politician’s life

Park Cannon Misha Becker Michele Berger

Park Cannon (’14) went to Chapman University in California to study dance, but withdrew after someone there scrawled the “n-word” all over her dormitory door. She transferred to Carolina, where she majored in linguistics and minored in women’s and gender studies.