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Navigating Retirement After an Academic Career

Retired Stock Photo Tom Clegg and Marila Cordeiro-Stone, Co-Facilitators of the Retired Faculty Program

Preparation for retirement is particularly challenging for members of the academic community who have spent the majority of their lives engaged in research, teaching, and leadership. Recognizing retirement as a life-shaping event, the UNC Retired Faculty Association (RFA) and the Institute for Arts and Humanities initiated a major new initiative: The IAH Retired Faculty Program.

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Humanities in Leadership

Leadership Sophia Ramos, IAH Communications Specialist

Many organizations, both in and outside of higher education, offer leadership programs focused on acquiring skills to address the complex challenges that faculty leaders face. Embracing its humanistic roots, the IAH takes leadership development a step further: we work to also grow the interpersonal skills of our leaders, building their capacity for introspection, emotional intelligence, and fostering a community of peers.

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Q&A with 2019 Reckford Lecturer, Dr. Stefani Engelstein

Dr. Stefani Engelstein, Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature, Duke University

Dr. Engelstein will deliver the 25th Annual Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture on Monday, February 25. Her lecture titled “The Opposite Sex: A History” will connect literature and science and the idea of “the opposite sex.” We sat down with Dr. Engelstein to learn more about her research and how it lead to her lecture topic.

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Approaches to Writing Across Disciplines

Sophia Ramos, IAH Communications Specialist

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.

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