Announcing the 2018-2019 IAH Academic Leadership Fellows

Academic Leadership Program

The Institute is thrilled to welcome the 2018-2019 cohort of Academic Leadership Program Fellows. The Academic Leadership Program (ALP) helps prepare and support current and emerging academic leaders. Fellows are selected annually to engage in a series of activities to help them develop leadership skills, clarify their career commitments, build a leadership network within the campus, and extend their contacts to othe … Continued



Hyde Hall closed Feb. 26-27

Hyde Hall autumn

The staff at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities will be immersed in training. Hyde Hall will be closed Monday, February 26 and Tuesday February 27. The building will re-open Wednesday, February 28 at 8:00 a.m., resuming normal operations.



Chris Clemens, Senior Associate Dean for Natural Sciences

Chris Clemens

IAH Director Mark Katz interviews astrophysicist and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Chris Clemens about his research of the stars, as well as his self-identified conservatism on a college campus, where liberalism is the dominant language.  He discusses why different views on campus are fundamental to a higher educational experience, highlighting the UNC-Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program, co-directed … Continued



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Andrew Perrin | Professor, Sociology

How does one quantify humanities education on democracy? This is the task before Andrew Perrin, Professor of Sociology. Perrin is a Faculty Fellow (2007) and Academic Leadership Fellow (2010). He just finished a Faculty Fellowship in Spring 2016, where he researched humanities education and its impact on citizenship.



IAH Podcast | Kim Strom-Gottfried, Academic Leadership Program Director

  “People can lead in a lot of ways,” says Kim Strom-Gottfried, who eight years ago began her work as director of the Academic Leadership Program (ALP). She just completed her last semester in this role. In an interview with Michele Berger, director of the Faculty Fellows Program, Strom-Gottfried, who is also the Smith P. Theimann Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice at the School of Socia … Continued





Misha Becker (Linguistics) and Kristen Lindquist (Psychology and Neuroscience)

Misha Becker and Kristen Lindquist

IAH Fellow and Associate Professor of Linguistics Misha Becker and Psychology and Neuroscience Professor Kristen Lindquist, who is also director of the Carolina Affective Science Lab, are currently working on their project, Children’s Development of Verbal and Perceptual Correlates of Human Emotions. They won the inaugural grant for Fostering Interdisciplinary Research Explorations (FIRE) in 2015.



Reckford lecture focuses on exotification of Asian culture

Now in its 22nd year, the 2016 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies is titled Appropriating Asia: The Depiction of the Exotic in European Art. The Institute for the Arts and Humanities will host the event Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 in Hyde Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.



Behind the Japanese Tea Gathering

As fall gives way to winter, gathering over a hot beverage is a natural way for humans to connect. “It is the art of everyday life,” explains Chizuko Sueyoshi, who along with members of the Japanese Tea Practitioners of Durham (JTPD) will demonstrate chanoyu, or “the way of tea.” Carolina Asia Center Director and Associate Professor of Asian Studies Morgan Pitelka will lead a conversation about tea rituals followed b … Continued



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