4 grads make USA Today All Academic Teams

June 9, 2010

Our students keep making us proud, but we’re not surprised. Four new graduates of UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences made USA Today’s All USA College Academic Teams:  Libby Longino, Jimmy Waters, Henry Spelman and Lauren Teegarden.

Libby and Henry are Rhodes Scholars;  all four students had full four-year merit scholarships to UNC.  Click here to learn more and to read the USA Today’s coverage.


Wind Power, Rwanda Revisited and Facing the Past

March 25, 2010

 In this issue of our periodic e-news,  you can read about:

• Marine scientists Harvey Seim and Pete Peterson, who conducted research with the assistance of undergraduates, showing that North Carolina could derive 20 percent of its energy from wind power.

• Donna LeFebvre and 20 undergraduates, who traveled to Africa last summer to confront the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda They learned about hope from the survivors.

• Minrose Gwin, a prominent southern literature scholar, whose first novel explores the segregated south of the past. Her book has been compared favorably with To Kill a Mockingbird.

Click here to read online.


Carolina Arts and Sciences magazine online

February 25, 2010

PlayMakers Reaches Out, Football Fallout, Hotel Rwanda Revisited….  

These stories and more are available in the Spring 2010 issue of Carolina Arts and Sciences magazine. Our semi-annual publication is mailed to faculty, alumni and friends who have made a gift to the College, and is available to all online.


Taylor Branch talks about secret Clinton tapes, Feb. 23

February 9, 2010

UNC College alumnus Taylor Branch ’68 will discuss his book  The Clinton Tapes at UNC Wilson Library Special Collection on Feb. 23 at 5 pm. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Martin Luther King biographer was invited to record a series of secret White House conversations with Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. The President kept the tapes, but the historian published his recollections of what was said, based on his personal notes and recordings made on the drive home. The result is a fascinating though complicated glimpse of an irrepressible politiciain’s perpsective on our time.

Branch’s tapes, transcripts and notes are available to researchers through the University Library’s Southern Historical Collection.  He returns to his alma mater this month to talk about it all.

Details: http://bit.ly/9uorti


Alum on Public TV’s ‘Environmental Heroes’ Feb. 11

February 9, 2010

UNC TV’s Environmental Heroes features alum Todd Miller of NC Coastal Fed and 2 other local heroes, Thurs 9:30 pm http://bit.ly/btooun


E-News: Blues Goldmine, Nicholas Nickleby, Chinese Lessons

December 3, 2009

In the latest edition of Carolina Arts and Sciences E-News:

  • UNC historian and folklorist William Ferris spent the 1960s and 70s traveling the back roads of his native Mississippi tracing the roots of American blues music. He found them in church halls, prison fields and rural homes, where he recorded and filmed African American musicians and storytellers.
  • Like everyone in PlayMakers Repertory Company, Jeff Meanza plays multiple characters in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. The company’s most ambitious undertaking ever runs on the Paul Green stage through Dec. 20.
  • Wyatt Bruton ’11 spent last summer in Beijing, where he worked at a public relations agency during the week and taught in a migrant village on the week-ends.

Learn more here.


Red Clay Ramblers release Old North State

October 22, 2009

Jack Betts likes the Red Clay Ramblers’ new CD, “Old North State” with our very own Creative Writing Professor Bland Simpson, alum Jack Herrick, and company. Learn more.