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Diana Cunningha

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Filming, Writing, Farming: Professor's Field of Dreams

A large poster of a picturesque forest on UNC English Professor Gena Diamant's wall reads, "In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks." It is an appropriate motto for Diamant, who has high expectations for herself and the resourcefulness to fulfill them. Even the oddly shaped, chalky rock on the shelf in her office has to serve three purposes -- it's a bookend, pen holder and reminder of the beach she found it on. The 37-year-old American Literature Ph.D takes advantage of all the area has to offer.

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