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Thursday August 11th

Faculty


Faculty make steps towards longer contracts

After UNC’s Faculty Council and Faculty Forward, an advocacy group separate from the University, worked towards ensuring longer contracts for fixed term faculty, they are one step closer towards accomplishing this goal with Provost James Dean announcing he recommended giving longer contracts.

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UNC Professors inducted into honorary society

Two UNC professors were elected Wednesday to join the ranks of artists, musicians and world leaders in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which is one of the oldest honorary societies in the country, honors those who are outstanding in their field.

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UNC-system faculty get Commons app

UNC Learning Technology Commons is an opinion aggregation app, like Yelp or Trip Advisor — but instead of reviewing food or destinations, it lets UNC-system faculty communicate about the best and the worst technology in education.

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Lecture on socialism held by UNC professor

As Barry Maguire, a core faculty member of UNC’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics program, explained socialism, Maggie, his large dog, looked upon him and the small piece of cheese in his hand with wonderment. “He doesn’t know what kind of dog she is,” Kerry Foerst, a philosophy and economics double major and pupil of Maguire’s, explained.

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Q&A with Raleigh Magazine editor-in-chief Christa Gala

Christa Gala is both an adjunct professor in the UNC School of Media and Journalism and the editor-in-chief for Raleigh Magazine. Staff writer Leah Moore spoke with Gala about what it’s like to balance the two, who works for her, her areas of expertise and with whom she’d love to grab dinner. 

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Q&A with photography author Tony Reevy

The Daily Tar Heel: What inspired you to write about Jack Delano and his photography? Tony Reevy: I discovered his photography about eight years ago when I was writing an article on a photographer, who is much better known, Walker Evans.

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