Tag: UNC Faculty
The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has announced the 20 winners of this year’s Schwab Academic Excellence Awards.
The $3,000 prize recognizes one faculty member in each College of Arts and Sciences department across the arts, humanities and qualitative sciences. Department chairs nominate faculty for the award.
Former IAH Advisory Board Chair Julia Sprunt Grumbles (who is now a member of the University Board of Trustees) established the award in 2015 to help department chairs recognize teaching and scholarship. IAH Advisory Board Vice Chair Nelson Schwab III (’67, English) recently endowed the fund.
In a Time article, IAH Fellow (2003) and philosophy professor Douglas MacLean defends “the number of philosophers” we need in response to Marco Rubio’s comments in the GOP debate: “We need more welders and less philosophers.”
It began when UNC music professor and jazz studies director Jim Ketch became the first faculty fellow in 1992, thanks to an endowment by David Pardue ’69 and his wife Becky. Back then, the Institute was called the Program for the Arts and the Humanities, located at the former West House between Hanes and Swain Halls. The story also features current Pardue Fellow Stephanie Elizondo Griest, assistant professor of creative nonfiction.