UNC Professor Secures Seventh Fulbright Award, Encourages Students to Apply for Similar Intercultural Opportunities
July 27, 2021 — Karen Barton, a professor in UNC's Geography, GIS and Sustainability department, is adding another intercultural experience to her long list as she embarks on a journey to Mexico, taking advantage of her impressive seventh award from the very competitive and prestigious Fulbright Program.
UNC Expert: The Capitol Riot and its Lasting Impacts
January 12, 2021 — On January 6, supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. As people not only in the U.S. but around the world try to understand the event and its ramifications, UNC Professor of History Fritz Fischer, Ph.D., offers context from a historical perspective.
History of Pandemics: A Thumbnail Sketch
March 30, 2020 — While the past century presents a number of examples, the influenza outbreak of 1918 may most closely resemble what our world is now experiencing with the current global pandemic. History Professor Fritz Fischer shares a portion of his classroom lesson here.
A Song of Ice and Fire: Class Dives into “Game of Thrones”
April 11, 2019 — Imagine dissecting George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” in a classroom setting: Seven Kingdoms, the Wall, Lannister family and more. This sounds like the perfect class for die-hard fans, and this dream-come-true is offered through the “Contemporary Arts Connection” class taught by Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, an English associate professor at UNC.
Skulls, Animal Skins and Gold: Welcome to the History of Bookmaking
February 28, 2019 — Before the printing press was around, books were created with materials that might be considered shocking today, such as animal skins, gold, plant materials and other unique materials … skulls were even used as writing surfaces! These materials aren't uncommon in the UNC English 495 class, “History of the Book.”
UNC Instructor to Screen Her Film on Human Trafficking
February 28, 2018 — University of Northern Colorado's Emilie Upczak will screen her new film, “Moving Parts,” as part of the university's International Film Series. The screening will be held in the Lindou Auditorium in the Michener Library basement at 7 p.m. on March 7. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Upczak for audience members to discuss the film, filmmaking process, or any other questions.