Jan. 12, 2018
The history professor who directs UNC’s humanities program was honored Friday with the GAA’s Faculty Service Award. The GAA Board of Directors presented the award to Lloyd Kramer, faculty director of Carolina Public Humanities. The...Read More
Jan. 11, 2018
Jodi Magness and about 40 researchers and students returned last summer from a seventh season of archeological excavation inside a synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee. Magness, the Kenan Distinguished...Read More
Dec. 12, 2017
Martha Gunter Caldwell ’39 was on the small side from the beginning, but she has lived a big — and long — life. When Caldwell — who turned 100 in April — was born, the...Read More
Daphne Athas ’43 had planned to continue teaching intermediate fiction next fall, as reported in the Carolina Alumni Review‘s May/June profile, “The Perfectly Placed Modifier.”
As she prepared for another summer visit to Greece, she decided in May to retire from the English department.
“My hearing is just not good enough to make it worthwhile for the kids,” she said. “I could do it, but it takes a lot to win ’em over. I can’t do anything without doing it wholehearted.”
This, she said, would give her more time to write. Among other projects, she is working on a “social memoir” of the years between World War II and the 1960s in Chapel Hill.
Athas has been a lecturer in UNC’s creative writing program since 1968.
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