Campus Updates

Looking for a creative spark? UNC’s Sawyer says practice lights the flame

Stuck in a rut? Trying to come up with something new? Keith Sawyer, the Morgan Distinguished Professor of Educational Innovation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Education, has tips for you. Sawyer, author of “Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity,” shared with Inc.com his steps for cultivating the…

Funk masters to open Carolina Performing Arts season

Maceo Parker and George Clinton, two North Carolina natives whose names have become synonymous with funk will open the Carolina Performing Arts 2013-14 season on September 27 at 8 p.m. It’s hard to tell which came first, Parker or the funk. Maceo got his start with James Brown, and for over 20 years he has…

Stone Center celebrates 25th anniversary

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will celebrate its 25th anniversary this fall with a season of art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, films and special guests. The Stone Center opened on July 1, 1988, as the Black Cultural Center and has since positioned itself as a resource for those interested in the…

Constitution Day discussion set for Sept. 17

Celebrate the Constitution of the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 17, by attending a timely discussion about the presidential and congressional authority to authorize military actions short of war, with a focus on Syria. Scott L. Silliman ’68, adjunct professor of law at UNC and expert in national security and military law, will present “The…

Whirligig art on display at UNC through Oct. 3

Whirligigs of the late North Carolina folk artist Vollis Simpson will be on display at the Hanes Art Center at UNC-Chapel Hill through Oct. 3. The free exhibition in the John and June Allcott Gallery is sponsored by the art department in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8…

Artwork highlights American Indian cultural reawakening

Alyssa Hinton, whose show “The Awakening: Parallel Worlds” is on display at UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center, will speak on campus Sept. 12. Hinton will speak about her work at a public reception and viewing at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the center. Drawing on the symbolism found in the folklore of her Tuscarora and…

Attend open forums: Title IX coordinator candidates

Carolina’s search committee for the Title IX coordinator position has scheduled open forums with three candidates who will be on campus for interviews. The forums will include a presentation and question and answer session. The campus community is invited to attend the forums, interact with the candidates and provide feedback as a part of the…

Rawlings Panel on higher education and athletics completes report

A panel of distinguished national leaders in higher education and athletics has completed a report with recommendations about the role of athletics in campus life commissioned by UNC-Chapel Hill. The panel’s suggestions have broad implications for the national higher education community. The panel, chaired by Hunter Rawlings, president of the Association of American Universities, was…