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A Commitment to Equity and Inclusion with the Racial Equity Institute

Owl image for Blog page on IAH website Sophia Ramos, IAH Communications Specialist

Last year, you might remember when the staff at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) completed a racial equity and inclusion workshop offered by the Greensboro-based organization, Racial Equity Institute (REI). Our team found that racial equity education was imperative to leadership development. For this reason, the IAH hosted the two-day training at Hyde Hall on May 13-14, 2019.

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Pursuit of Perseverance with Student Assistant Niadiquay

Niadiquay Everette Sophia Ramos, IAH Communications Specialist

Niadiquay Everette has been a part of the Institute‚Äôs staff for nearly four years as a work-study events assistant. Currently studying abroad in South Africa, she reflects on her time at Carolina before graduating this spring semester. “When I first met Ebony, I did not anticipate the ways in which my relationship with her would change my life,” said Niadiquay.

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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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