Watch IAH Zoom Talks: Jane Thrailkill

  “The Meaning of Aging in COVID Times” with Jane F. Thrailkill Jane F. Thrailkill is a Bank of America Honors Term Associate Professor and teaches American literature and health humanities in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her first book, Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism (Harvard UP, 2007), examines the influence of pragmatist phi … Continued

Watch IAH Zoom Talks: Neil Prose, M.D.

  Dr. Neil Prose and Keepers of the House Neil Prose, M.D., is a professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics and Global Health at Duke University. Dr. Prose’s primary area of clinical interest is pediatric dermatology. His main area of academic interest is provider-patient communication. He is actively involved in developing new models for teaching empathic communication skills to medical students, nurses, midwives, an … Continued

Mai Thi Nguyen named director of the Academic Leadership Program

Mai Thi Nguyen

Mai Thi Nguyen, associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and director of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been named as director of the Academic Leadership Program (ALP) beginning July 1. Created in 2002, the program helps support current and emerging academic leaders by developing leadership skills, clarifying career commitments, and helping Fello … Continued

IAH Zoom Talks: Virtual talk series on topics during the COVID-19 crisis

IAH Zoom Talks

Here at the IAH, we are working hard to manage all of the cancellations and postponements of the semester’s events and programming carefully and responsibly. Amidst the changes, we hope to continue doing what we do best: fostering great conversations and supporting, promoting, and deploying humanistic and artistic scholarship and creativity. The Institute will be hosting IAH Zoom Talks, a virtual talk series featurin … Continued

Watch IAH Zoom Talks: David Kiel

  “Building A Pipeline for Future Innovation by Supporting Academic Intrapreneurs” David Kiel has created seven separate leadership development programs for faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill and consulted on strategic planning and leadership with other R-1s, doctoral-level Institutions, four-year colleges, and community colleges. Kiel presented his Zoom Talk on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. To learn more about the series, p … Continued

Watch IAH Zoom Talks: Deans Terry Rhodes and Elizabeth Engelhardt

  Dr. Terry Rhodes, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt, Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities, discussed academic leadership in times of crisis for the IAH Zoom Talks series on Thursday, April 16, 2020. To learn more about the series, please visit

Watch IAH Zoom Talks: Dr. Eric Klinenberg

Dr. Eric Klinenberg for IAH Zoom Talks

IAH Zoom Talks: Dr. Eric Klinenberg The Institute for Arts and Humanities hosts IAH Zoom Talks, a virtual talk series featuring discussions on ideas surrounding COVID-19. Each talk will be focused on a particular scholar and topic relevant to the many unprecedented issues we are currently facing with the pandemic. Dr. Eric Klinenberg, Helen Gould Shepard Professor of Social Science and Director of the Institute for P … Continued

An update on IAH spring programming and events

Hyde Hall at night

As you all are aware, the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 has ushered in a wave of important precautions outlined by the University and our state and federal governments. Following these guidelines, the Institute will be adjusting its spring semester programming and events. It is our top priority to continue supporting our faculty programs virtually. The IAH Faculty Programs, Faculty Fellowship cohort, and Ac … Continued

Canceled: 2020 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship

Due to precautions regarding the spread of the coronavirus, the 2020 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship has been canceled. All event attendees will receive an email confirming this cancelation. The University is taking steps toward protecting members of the Carolina community and mitigating the potential effects of coronavirus on our campus, requiring events with more than 50 attendees to be canceled. We hope to re … Continued

Canceled: Symposium and keynote lecture with Dr. Ruth Zambrana

FOC Symposium Cancel Flyer

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we regret to announce that the symposium events and keynote lecture with Dr. Ruth Zambrana on March 20 have been canceled. We are, of course, very disappointed but thank Dr. Zambrana for her willingness to come and support this dialogue on our campus.   All event attendees will receive an email confirming the cancellation of these events. If you have any questions or concerns, plea … Continued