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Classroom Strategies in a Tense Political Environment

Mark Crescenzi Mark Crescenzi, Chair, Department of Political Science

At every level there have been no shortage of heated political issues surrounding our students. As a scholar of peace and conflict in global politics I have never shied away from teaching uncomfortable material in the classroom. But with the midterm elections around the corner and no end in sight to intense partisan debate, how can we as teachers give our students the opportunity to process this tension without getting sidetracked?

Q&A with Vice Chair of the IAH Advisory Board, Roger Perry

Roger Lee Perry Roger Lee Perry, Vice Chair, IAH Advisory Board

The IAH Advisory Board is a group that brings knowledge, skills, and strategic advice to help further the Institute’s goals. We talk to Roger Perry, Vice Chair of the Advisory Board, about his time at Carolina as student, and how he has continued to support the University throughout the years.

How does the IAH support fixed-term faculty?

Philip Hollingsworth Philip Hollingsworth, Ph.D., Coordinator for Faculty Programs

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) has a national, thirty-year reputation of supporting UNC’s faculty through community building programs that propel scholarship and leadership development. In 2013, the IAH expanded its programming to offer support throughout a faculty member’s career including their first years at UNC, their next steps after receiving tenure, and including the experience just before and after retirement.

Essential Joy: Organizing time, mind and life

Rebecca Williams, Business Manager

Our society is bound to a lot of stuff.  Every tool, souvenir, and sentimental object carries and affects the energy which flows through a room.  For every object that blocks light, a shadow is cast.  For every object that is placed, a weight is introduced.  De-cluttering is often the first step to encouraging lightness to flow into our lives.