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UNC Persian Cultural Society hosted their annual 1001 Nights event in the Great Hall on Nov. 9.

1001 Nights opens the door to Persian culture

Traditional music and performances filled the Great Hall as everyone was immersed into the Middle Eastern culture. The UNC Persian Cultural Society hosted their annual celebration by bringing in the event, 1001 Nights, to the public. 


Michael Berube says students shouldn't fear the humanities

Pennsylvania State University Literature Professor Michael Berube believes in the humanities. Berube, a famous literary critic, was brought to UNC to talk about the state of the field. Berube discussed his blog post “The Humanities and the Advancement of Knowledge” to share his ideas on the importance of research in the humanities. 


Playwright professor finds his creative home in Chapel Hill

Mark Perry is not a native North Carolinian. After years in the state he has fallen in love with the cast of characters surrounding him in the college town of Chapel Hill. The Dramatic Arts lecturer  has been teaching at UNC since 2005 where he started with a single class.  After a couple of years, he started teaching playwriting. 


Board of Trustees reviews state of UNC

The Board of Trustees met in full on Thursday, September 28, to discuss tension on campus, hear budget proposals and give the state of the University thus far. The meeting began remarks from the student body president and the chairperson, including a standing ovation for the existing provost and the introduction of the newly hired Bob Blouin. 


Pam Jagger conducts field work in Morocco. Photo courtesy of Pam Jagger.

Q&A with energy grant recipient Pam Jagger

 Pam Jagger, a UNC professor of Public Policy, will be the Director and Principle Investigator of a research program for energy poverty in Southern Africa. Jagger, who's been studying energy poverty issues for five years, received a $4.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research and start the program. The program will be implemented in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and will start in January 2018 and will continue for five years. 



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