Arts Everywhere at Carolina

UNC Walk Ons, one of many a capella groups at Carolina, sings during the Arts Everywhere event.

In the 13 years that he’s played the piano, Peter Smith never anticipated playing one outside — let alone in the Pit at lunchtime. But on April 7, the arts at Carolina left the classrooms and music studios and headed outside as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated Arts Everywhere Day with 50… Read more »

Piano Art

UNC student, Tarik Woods, plays on a painted piano placed near the Pit April 5, 2017. Painted pianos were placed around campus as part of the Arts Everywhere project.

Ten colorfully decorated pianos are now part of the campus landscape, at least for the next week. The pianos are part of Friday’s Arts Everywhere Day, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s first campus-wide arts celebration. The day will feature more than 50 performances, exhibitions, hands-on activities and installations across campus. On Friday,… Read more »

Right where we want to be

Crowd inside Smith Center celebrating return home of NCAA championship basketball team.

More than 10,000 fans cheered and celebrated as the North Carolina men’s basketball team returned home to the Dean E. Smith Center Tuesday evening, a day after beating Gonzaga 71-65 to win the National Championship. Coach Roy Williams, who became just the sixth head basketball coach in the country with at least three national titles,… Read more »

Carolina launches five-year ‘Creating Scientists’ initiative

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched a five-year initiative, “Creating Scientists: Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making,” to expose undergraduate students to more hands-on research and collaborative opportunities and help them hone their analytical and problem-solving skills to tackle real-world problems. The plan is not just for science majors, notes Kelly Hogan, director… Read more »

Message from University leadership: Addressing threatening flyers

Dear Carolina Community: We have become aware of a threatening flyer that has been posted around campus and disseminated through social media expressing acts of violence to supporters of President Trump. We take these matters very seriously. The flyer and its message are the antithesis of the values that are the foundation of our University…. Read more »

Black History Month lecture examines American quest for justice

Seeking justice has been at the core of the American experience from the very beginning. It led to freedom from English tyranny in 1776, and today it leads the charge for racial equality. For Brenda Stevenson, that constant challenge has become as American as apple pie. “The powerful rally cry of ‘No justice, no peace’… Read more »

A home worthy of great music

When scheduling the Feb. 8 dedication of the renovated Hill Hall and ribbon cutting for its modernized auditorium, the music department certainly planned to show off its superior acoustics with performances of Bach and Schubert by faculty and students. But organizers probably didn’t count on a sunny, 71-degree day in the midst of winter. “Again… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt: Response to Executive Order

Dear Carolina Community: The Executive Order issued by President Trump on Friday, January 27, 2017, limits immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, among other actions. In the last 24 hours, we have been hearing from many people at Carolina who… Read more »

Ackland Art Museum receives $25 million gift

Leena Peck, Sheldon Peck and Chancellor Carol L. Folt on stage at an event celebrating the Pecks’ donation to the Ackland Art Museum. The Pecks donated $25 million to the Ackland Art Museum, including a $17 million art collection.

Sheldon Peck couldn’t stop smiling when he took the stage for the special event at the Ackland Art Museum on January 25 on Carolina’s campus. He beamed throughout the announcement of the Ackland’s largest gift ever, an $8 million endowment and 134 original Dutch and Flemish drawings – including seven Rembrandts – valued at $17… Read more »