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Learning behind the laughter: Maymester course teaches the ethics of comedy

June 24, 2021

In Associate Professor Michelle Robinson’s American studies Maymester course, “Comedy and Ethics,” students explored how stand-up comedy enriches American culture and sparks ethical discussions, all while making people laugh. Madeline Pace, The Well, Thursday, June 24th, 2021 The Center for Faculty Excellence provided Robinson with a grant to purchase record … Continued

Summer School Congratulates 2021 Teaching Award Recipients

January 27, 2021

Summer School honors the 8 summer instructors who were awarded a teaching award. Given annually, these awards acknowledge the University’s commitment to outstanding teaching and mentoring for graduate and undergraduate students. A total of 25 instructors were given a teaching award for 2021. The summer faculty members and teaching assistants … Continued

UNC Center for Faculty Excellence Hosts Remote Teaching Workshops for Summer Instructors

May 13, 2020

UNC faculty development and instructional design experts are offering several workshops this summer to help instructors prepare for teaching remotely or to use campus-supported tools to enhance their courses. Instructors that are interested are encouraged to register for any of the workshops listed on the Keep Teaching/Training website. Pre-recorded training … Continued

Summer School to transition courses to remote instruction

April 2, 2020

Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill) To continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep our campus safe, all summer 2020 courses be delivered only through remote instruction. Posted by University Communications, Thursday, April 2nd, 2020. See … Continued

Registration Begins March 16-17

March 13, 2020

Despite the unexpected extension of spring break, registration is scheduled to move forward as planned for the summer 2020 session. Seniors, graduate students and visiting students can register Monday, March 16, and all other students on Tuesday, March 17. Summer is an excellent resource for students looking to complete prerequisites … Continued

Summer School Dean Jan Yopp to Retire

January 31, 2020

Jan Johnson Yopp, Dean of the Summer School and a faculty member in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, will retire on January 31, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert A. Blouin announced Friday. “As a highly respected leader and much-loved colleague at Carolina, Jan has always placed students … Continued

Summer registration opens March 16 and 17

January 13, 2020

As students work out their spring—and even fall—schedules, they can look to summer registration to find courses they were closed out of or prerequisites they need to move forward in their majors. Seniors, graduate students and visiting students can register Monday, March 16, and all other students on Tuesday, March … Continued

UNC professor turns to hip-hop to expand music education, and to change the world.

August 22, 2019

By Glenn McDonald August 10, 2019 05:30 AM, Updated August 11, 2019 05:14 PM U.S. State Department and UNC create ‘community through hip hop’ UNC-Chapel Hill hosted the Carolina Hip Hop Institute in June, an 11-day summer program dedicated to the art of hip hop. Mark Katz designed the course … Continued

An Introduction to Sign Language

August 2, 2019

  A new course on American Sign Language taught students the principles of the language and basic conversational strategies.   For the first time, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offered an introduction to American Sign Language course this summer. The inaugural course was taught by visiting lecturer … Continued

Lights! Camera! Action! Maymester!

June 17, 2019

Acting and directing students team up to produce films in just three weeks. It’s the second day of Maymester, Carolina’s three-week offering of some 50 Summer School courses. Students in two of them, Acting for the Camera and Directing for the Camera, occupy a studio filled with bodies pretending to … Continued

What’s hidden inside the world’s most famous museums?

June 10, 2019

What’s hidden inside the world’s most famous museums? A Maymester course on museum studies reveals the hidden artifacts and unseen decisions behind these institutions. By Emilie Poplett, University Communications, Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 UNC students tour the Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum as a part of their museum … Continued

Written in bone

June 3, 2019

This three-week Maymester course teaches students about skeletal analysis and its role in contemporary forensic cases.By Jon Gardiner, University Communications, Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 Glamar Galeas (left) and Dominique Reardon (right) work with teaching assistant, Stephanie Berger during the Maymester course, Written in Bone: Exploring the science of death investigation. … Continued

Hip Hop Institute Breaks New Ground This Summer

April 17, 2019

Photo Credit: Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill On Friday afternoons, Hill Hall, one of three buildings that the Music Department occupies, becomes electric. Behind the doors of Room 109, the sound of pounding bass lines can be heard. But there is no live instrumentation. There’s no band rehearsal scheduled. Songs from the … Continued

Summer registration opens March 18

March 6, 2019

UNC-Chapel Hill and visiting students can begin registering for summer courses effective March 18. Almost 600 sections of courses will offer students options to meet General Education requirements, satisfy major and minor requirements, complete science courses and requisite labs, or take a course they might have been closed out of … Continued

Summer School rolls out new web site

November 29, 2018

Summer School has a new web site that links students directly to the information that they need for the type of student they would be for summer registration: UNC-Chapel Hill, visiting, high school, or incoming first-year or transfer students. Each student type landing page gives the specific information for applying, … Continued