The Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ Founder Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Passes Away at 88

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ visionary founder, Ruel Willoughby Tyson, Jr. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill lost an esteemed scholar, colleague, mentor, and friend on the evening of Thursday, May 30, 2019. Tyson was born in the Winterville Township in Pitt County, N.C., on Dec. 2, 1930. Growing up near the banks of the Tar River, … Continued

Announcing the 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 cohort of Faculty Fellows.  The Faculty Fellowship Program provides on-campus leaves for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to work on interdisciplinary scholarly projects. Fellows also gather weekly around a meal to discuss their projects and professional development goals. Faculty Fellows typically demonstrate a strong track rec … Continued

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

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.