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Weil Lecture Explores ‘America at a Crossroads’


Judy Woodruff speaks at a lectern in Hill Hall's Moeser Auditorium.

Journalist Judy Woodruff discussed her current reporting project, America at a Crossroads, as part of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ Weil Lecture on American Citizenship.

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Judy Woodruff speaks at a lectern in Hill Hall's Moeser Auditorium.

Weil Lecture Explores ‘America at a Crossroads’

Journalist Judy Woodruff discussed her current reporting project, America at a Crossroads, as part of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ Weil Lecture on American Citizenship.

The awning to the campus-facing entrance of Hyde Hall, bearing the building's name.

Announcing the 2024-2025 Faculty Fellows

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce the 2024-2025 Faculty Fellow cohorts.

Patricia Parker and Christine Poggi in the Fellows Room.

Reckford Lecture Highlights Picasso’s Works and Influences

The Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies was delivered by art historian Christine Poggi.

The 2024 Chapman Summer Fellows: Anna Krome-Lukens, Mariska Leunissen, Michal Osterweil, and Isaac Unah

Announcing the 2024 Chapman Summer Fellows

Anna Krome-Lukens, Mariska Leunissen, Michal Osterweil, and Isaac Unah were recognized for their distinguished teaching of undergraduate students.

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LECTURES AT THE INSTITUTE

Reckford Lecture

The Institute hosts the annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies, established in 1990 by UNC Classics Professor Kenneth J. Reckford to honor his wife, Mary Stevens Reckford (February 25, 1934 – November 12, 1987). The lecture is designed to appeal to the public, rather than specialists. Speakers are asked to provide “pleasure, instruction, an interdisciplinary approach and a sense of shared humanity.” Because Mary Reckford’s birthday is Feb. 25, the Institute hosts the lecture within the month of February.

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Weil Lecture

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has hosted UNC’s Weil Lecture on American Citizenship since 2000. Brothers Henry and Solomon Weil established the lecture in 1915 to widen discussion of the concept in the United States. Presidents Taft and Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt, Senators J. William Fulbright and Nancy Kassebaum and Professor Lester Thurow are among the many distinguished Weil lecturers. Other recent speakers have been members of Congress, diplomats, political commentators and renowned scholars.

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