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Ph.D. Candidate Mike Levine wins LASA Award

March 18, 2022

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Mike Levine, who won the Latin American Studies Association’s Best Student Paper Award in February for his paper titled, “‘Exchanging Cuba for 1 Million YouTube Views’: Piracy, Virality, and ‘Patria y Vida.’” Levine’s research centers on … Continued

Rediscovering the viola

March 8, 2022

Elias Gross, ​​third-year graduate student, started playing viola at the age of 11. Music has kept a strong and meaningful place in his life and shaped him into the person here today. Gross holds a master’s in viola performance from … Continued

Finding musical connection to Ukraine

March 3, 2022

Almost all of us have been watching the war between Russia and Ukraine unfold in real time this week. Checking for updates on news sites, reading harrowing and heroic stories, perhaps checking in with friends and family in the affected … Continued

Book Notes: Associate Professor Figueroa’s City of Song

February 24, 2022

Welcome back to Book Notes! The series that shines a light on recent book publications by music department faculty and alumni. This installment dives into Associate Professor Michael Figueroa’s latest book, City of Song: Music and the Making of Modern Jerusalem, … Continued

Where Words Fail Music Speaks

February 18, 2022

For most of his life, Juan Álamo has used music to connect to and communicate with others. As a skilled marimba player, he uses his talent and passion to teach the next generation of musicians to do the same. By … Continued

Music that defi(n)es national borders

February 15, 2022

Eduardo Tadafumi Sato is a PhD candidate in the Department of Music within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He studies how music is defined across national borders and unpacks the social and political definitions of what makes music … Continued

Disassembling Evolution’s Engine

February 11, 2022

When a research project centered on evolution within spadefoot toads fell through, Emily Harmon shifted her focus to microscopic swimmers called rotifers. The biology PhD student is studying an animal’s ability to adapt in one generation, which could inform conservation … Continued

Introducing Elliott Chandler, Accounting Technician

February 9, 2022

The department is proud to welcome Elliott Chandler as the new department Accounting Technician! Elliott graduated in May 2021 from Carolina with a degree in mathematics and Russian language and culture and started working with the department this past December. … Continued

Callahan Awarded Charles Nelson Reilly Prize

February 3, 2022

Dr. Marc Callahan, assistant professor of music, was recently awarded the Charles Nelson Reilly Prize for UNC Opera’s production of II sogno di Scipione.  Callahan was extremely honored and surprised to find out he had received this award. The Charles … Continued