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



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. The deadline for 2020-2021 fellowships will be in Septem … Continued



Professor Andrew J. Perrin Announced as New IAH Director

Professor Andrew J. Perrin has been named the next director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, effective July 1. He will succeed Mark Katz, who completes his IAH term at the end of the spring 2019 semester. Perrin is a professor of sociology and special assistant to the provost and dean for accreditation and curricular innovation. He has been a member of the Carolina faculty since 2001. Perrin has deep exp … Continued



Announcing the Schwab Academic Excellence Award Winners

College of Arts and Sciences

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has announced the 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. Department chairs nominate faculty for the award. Awardees may use the funds to advance their teaching or scholarship. Former IAH Advisory Board Chair Ju … Continued



Call for Applications: Director, New Faculty Program

The IAH New Faculty Program is designed for faculty in the 1st to 3rd year at Carolina and open to all faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, not only those in the arts and humanities. It is also open to all faculty ranks –assistant, associate, and fixed-term faculty. The Institute for the Arts and Humanities invites former faculty and ALP fellows who are currently tenured members of the faculty in the College … Continued



Professor of History Dr. Lloyd Kramer is awarded the 2018 Johnson Prize

  Dr. Lloyd Kramer, Director of Carolina Public Humanities and Professor in the Department of History at UNC-Chapel Hill, is the 2018 recipient of the George H. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement by an IAH Fellow. Presented by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, where Kramer served as Associate Director from 1992 to 2002, the Johnson Prize is a lifetime achievement award. “It was 1986 when Lloyd … Continued



University Research Week Spotlight: Dr. Meenu Tewari

Meenu Tewari, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

University Research Week, Nov. 5-9, 2018, is led by the UNC Office for Undergraduate Research. The semi-annual, campus-wide event is designed to improve awareness of what it means to be a research university, align the University’s missions of producing world-class research and providing a world-class undergraduate education, and promote opportunities for students to discover and engage in research and scholarship. A … Continued



A Conversation: Toni Blackman, Hip-Hop Ambassador

A Conversation: Toni Blackman

  Toni Blackman enters a full University Room in Hyde Hall quietly and gracefully. She smiles at everyone, nods, and then ends her silence by grabbing a microphone and making her entrance with a few profound words. “See, I rock the mic as he did. I spit rhymes as he did. I bore hip hip as he did,” says Blackman. “But, I am an invisible woman.” Blackman is a hip-hop ambassador, a title that is backed up by the U. … Continued



Franklin Street Entrance to Hyde Hall Closed Oct.15- Nov.13

Hyde Hall Blueprint

Due to construction, the Hyde Hall entrance from Franklin Street will be closed from Oct. 15 – Nov. 13, 2018. Visitors to Hyde Hall can still enter via the campus-side entrance near Hill Hall.



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