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. 5, 2017
After nearly a decade leading UNC’s Graduate School, Steven W. Matson is stepping down as dean. Matson, a biology professor who specializes in genetics and molecular biology, will return to the biology department once a...Read More
McKay Coble ’79, professor of design and chair of the department of dramatic art, was elected chair of the faculty in the annual faculty elections that concluded April 20.
Coble, who also earned her master’s in fine arts from the University in 1981, has created sets and costumes for many PlayMakers Repertory Company plays as resident scenic and costume designer, including recently The Little Prince, The Glass Menagerie/Well, Amadeus, Pericles and Cyrano.
She currently co-chairs the Dance at Carolina task force and serves as a trustee of Chapel Hill’s Paul Green Foundation.
Coble was a 2006 Academic Leadership Fellow at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and has held a number of leadership positions in her department and at the University level. She served the College of Arts and Sciences as a member of its administrative board from 2002 to 2005 and as chair of its division of fine arts from 2003 to 2006.
Currently, she is a member of the college’s Fixed Term Faculty Committee and the advisory board for the Program in Humanities and Human Values.
Coble started at Carolina in 1986 as a lecturer in the drama department. She has worked in various capacities in theaters in New York; Houston; Knoxville, Tenn.; Milwaukee; and Hartford, Conn.
Her three-year term will start July 1. She succeeds chemistry Professor Joe Templeton. Twenty-six percent of the faculty, or 925 individuals, voted in the election.