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Approaches to Writing Across Disciplines

Throughout the years the IAH has been home to many faculty that pursue writing projects of all kinds — from novels, to biographies, and plays. In anticipation of our Fellows Celebration, we’re taking a look back at guests on “The Institute” podcast that shared their approaches to writing, research, and staying inspired.



Seeing Faculty Support Firsthand

Angela O'Neill, Director of Development

As the director of development for the Institute, I am able to witness the dedication to faculty support and the impact that our donors have on campus firsthand, something that I am humbled by every day. Most recently, I was able to observe the final Faculty Fellowship session of the semester, whereby Fellows from six departments across the College discussed the culmination of their research over the last four months … Continued



The Basis of a Brand

Sophia Ramos, Communications Specialist

Today, it makes sense that branding is essential to the success of a company. The number of times a person can interact with a company’s brand is higher now more than ever. Branding is a term mentioned frequently across industries, but what exactly is it and why is it important?



Classroom Strategies in a Tense Political Environment

Mark Crescenzi

At every level there have been no shortage of heated political issues surrounding our students. As a scholar of peace and conflict in global politics I have never shied away from teaching uncomfortable material in the classroom. But with the midterm elections around the corner and no end in sight to intense partisan debate, how can we as teachers give our students the opportunity to process this tension without getti … Continued



Q&A with Vice Chair of the IAH Advisory Board, Roger Perry

Roger Lee Perry

The IAH Advisory Board is a group that brings knowledge, skills, and strategic advice to help further the Institute’s goals. We talk to Roger Perry, Vice Chair of the Advisory Board, about his time at Carolina as student, and how he has continued to support the University throughout the years.



How does the IAH support fixed-term faculty?

Philip Hollingsworth

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) has a national, thirty-year reputation of supporting UNC’s faculty through community building programs that propel scholarship and leadership development. In 2013, the IAH expanded its programming to offer support throughout a faculty member’s career including their first years at UNC, their next steps after receiving tenure, and including the experience just before and … Continued



Essential Joy: Organizing time, mind and life

Our society is bound to a lot of stuff.  Every tool, souvenir, and sentimental object carries and affects the energy which flows through a room.  For every object that blocks light, a shadow is cast.  For every object that is placed, a weight is introduced.  De-cluttering is often the first step to encouraging lightness to flow into our lives.



The art and science of leadership

Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz

Kevin Guskiewicz, College of Arts and Sciences Dean at the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses his time in the Academic Leadership Program and how this experience has informed his career.



Racial equity education is leadership development

M. Clay

Working my way up the ranks at the Chicago Tribune, I often had leadership development, conflict management, and coaching training to help support my staff. Recently I, along with the entire IAH staff, encountered the most important education in my career: training on racial equity and inclusion with an organization called the Racial Equity Institute (REI). This is not a place to get camping gear.



Why I support faculty through the IAH

Allison Burnett Smith

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) was created while I was a student at Carolina, but I didn’t learn about it until after graduation. That is not surprising, since it is a faculty support organization, and students have very little, if any, interaction with the Institute or Hyde Hall during their undergraduate experience. Without knowing it, they are being taught by faculty who are at the top of their fi … Continued



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