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Natalie Cabo, LAB! Theatre producer and actor

April 26, 2017

Natalie Cabo Senior management and society major, social and economic justice minor Producer, LAB! Theatre and actor I started performing when I was really young and I’ve been in love with it ever since. It’s an amazing feeling being on … Continued

Duane Deardorff: Juggler and professional entertainer

April 18, 2017

Duane Deardorff Director of Undergraduate Laboratories and Associate Teaching Professor Department of Physics and Astronomy Juggler and Professional Entertainer My official title is Director of Undergraduate Laboratories in Physics and Astronomy, but my job description has changed over the years … Continued

Emily Wallace, illustrator and artist

March 28, 2017

  Emily Wallace Deputy editor, Southern Cultures journal Center for the Study of the American South Illustrator and artist I’m the deputy editor at Southern Cultures quarterly, which is published by UNC Press and is part of the Center for … Continued

James Street: Spoken word poet and vice-president, EROT

March 14, 2017

James Street Junior public policy and critical race theory major Spoken word poet; Vice-president, Ebony Readers/Onyx Theater (EROT)   Over tear-salted waters  warmed by slave blood, The Atlantic churns like the good-ship Jesus, A hurricane is born.   Moisture rising … Continued

Rachel Pollock: Writer

January 12, 2017

Rachel Pollock Costume Crafts Artisan and Instructor PlayMakers Repertory Company, Department of Dramatic Art Writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, essays and more I am the resident costume craftsperson for PlayMakers Repertory Company, which means that I’m in charge of … Continued

Rich McLaughlin: Guitarist

December 13, 2016

  Rich McLaughlin Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics Guitarist for the band Magnolia Collective I’m an applied mathematician, working in the field of fluid dynamics. The methods we use are a combination of theory, computation and experiments. With collaborators … Continued

Kamille Vargas: Dancer and co-director, Que Rico

November 29, 2016

Kamille Vargas Junior psychology major, pre-med Dancer and co-director, Que Rico (Latin dance team) I am from Ecuador, South America, and I moved to the United States at the age of 8. My family and I have lived in Texas, … Continued

Afroz Taj: Poet, actor, radio host

November 11, 2016

  Afroz Taj Associate Professor of Asian studies Poet, Actor, Radio Host One day when I was maybe 6 years old my mother was talking with a friend, and I was holding onto her sari. And the friend said, “By … Continued

Katie Elkin: Drum major, flutist, Marching Tar Heel

November 1, 2016

  Katie Elkin Senior psychology and biology major, music minor Drum major, flutist, Marching Tar Heel My whole family is musical. My grandparents sang in choir, my mom sings in choir and plays the clarinet and piano, and my dad … Continued

Will Thomas: Artist

October 18, 2016

Will Thomas (M.F.A. ’13) Student Services Specialist, Art Department Artist Before graduate school, I was focused on painting large portraits of African-American faces. Once accepted to UNC, I became inspired by some of my colleagues who were making paintings that … Continued