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.



Schwab Academic Excellence Awards support 20 faculty members

Hyde Hall in the Fall

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has announced the 20 winners of this year’s Schwab Academic Excellence Awards. The $3,000 prize recognizes one faculty member in each College of Arts and Sciences department across the arts, humanities, and qualitative sciences.



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 McCorkle

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

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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.



Honors Carolina and the Institute collaborate on student grant: Deadline 4/21

Hyde Hall McCorkle

With the generous support of the William C. Friday Leadership Fund, five research apprenticeships will be awarded for the fall of 2017, with students receiving stipends of $2,000.



Director Mark Katz wins UNC Diversity Award

The prize recognizes “significant contribution to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance of diversity on the campus and in the community.”



All Academic Leadership and Faculty Fellows: Call for publications, deadline March 3

The IAH hosts an Open House and Fellows Market on Thursday, March 30, to celebrate the work of Faculty Fellows and Academic Leadership Program Fellows at Hyde Hall. Previously called the Book Launch, the Fellows Market includes not only recently published books (Jan. 1, 2016 through March 1, 2017), but also art displays, performance videos, and digital demonstrations.



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