Rev. William J. Barber II discusses the morality of citizenship in 2017 Weil Lecture

Rev. Dr. William J Barber II delivers the 2017 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship, emphasizing moral responsibility. (lecture video included)

Patricia Matthew on the work of inclusion and equity

Patricia Matthew

Patricia Matthew, Associate Professor of English at Montclair State University, delivered a talk at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities in Hyde Hall about the necessity for deep investment in equity and inclusion as part of all university ecosystems. “I don’t know a time in any field when race and gender didn’t matter,” said Matthew, to a University Room full of more than 80 people on Sept. 19, comprising mostl … Continued

Charles Frazier (’73) and T Bone Burnett discuss their Cold Mountain work

Cold Mountain Collaboration Event - Charles Frazier, T Bone Burnett, Mark Katz

How does collaboration begin?” asks IAH Director Mark Katz, who started the conversation at Moeser Auditorium on Sept. 29. I thank the late Anthony Minghella,” author Charles Frazier says of the director of the film adaptation of his first novel Cold Mountain. “Most writers spend their days in tehir underwear.” So it began the irreverent beginning of a collaboration on music and words transposed for film. Music produ … Continued

Institute now accepting applications for Academic Leadership Program, Faculty Fellows

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ two fellowships, the Faculty Fellows Program and the Academic Leadership Program, are now accepting applications. Faculty Fellows deadline is Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Academic Leadership Program deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will deliver the 2017 Weil Lecture

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities announces Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will deliver the 2017 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Barber is pastor at Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro. He has served as president of the North Carolina National Association for the Advanc … Continued

Peter Mucha is new Chairs Leadership Program Director at the Institute

Peter Mucha, Chairs Leadership Program

Beginning July 1, Peter Mucha begins his work as the Chairs Leadership Program (CLP) Director. He succeeds Department of Communication Professor Bill Balthrop, who was the founding chair of the program.

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

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.

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 Andrew Reynolds, learning with students starts with coffee

Andrew Reynolds

These days there are a lot of ways for students to connect with their professors: emails, phone calls, text messages, instant message, Twitter, etc. Professor Andrew Reynolds uses a different approach. “It’s very simple. It’s Ruel Tyson’s idea about conversation” Reynolds says, referring to the Institute’s founder. “You have a conversation, and we’re all interested in learning and understanding. It’s like IAH’s table … Continued