Remembering Jay Anthony: 1945 - 2023

March 13, 2023, 8:16 PM
Jesse O. "Jay" Anthony ’71, who taught graphic design at the school from 1988 to 2004, died March 3, 2023. His family is hosting a celebration of life Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m.

NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame Announces 2023 Honorees

March 13, 2023, 7:34 AM
The NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame will induct six media luminaries at its annual gala on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. Robert J. Brown, David Crabtree, Curry Kirkpatrick, JJ Miller, Janet Northen and Kenny Smith will be honored this year in recognition of their achievements and influence across their respective fields of media and journalism

Frank A. Daniels Jr. Lecture with Melissa Harris-Perry

March 11, 2023, 11:25 AM
Please join us for the inaugural Frank A. Daniels Jr. Lecture with Melissa Harris-Perry to be held March 21 at 7 p.m. at Alumni Hall in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.
We hope you will arrive early to join us for a pre-event reception beginning at 6 p.m. at Alumni Hall with Harris-Perry, students, faculty, staff and the campus and local communities.

Viewing social activism through a business lens

March 10, 2023, 11:09 AM
Recently, the UNC Kenan–Flagler Business School featured UNC Hussman alumna Stephanie Mahin '17 (Ph.D.) in an article about her work as a faculty member at UNC Kenan-Flagler and her research focusing on he ways organizations use social media to engage with a range of stakeholders. The article also mentions her work with Hussman Associate Professor Victoria Smith Ekstrand examining how #BlackLivesMatter trademark applications are treated.

Can ChatGPT rewrite the rules of higher education?

March 6, 2023, 10:39 AM
Recently, UNC's History Department, the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) convened a panel to discuss the implications of ChatGPT in higher education. Heesoo Jang, a Ph.D. student at UNC Hussman, was among the four panel members who discussed this new technology and its impacts on the campus community.

Women's History Month

March 6, 2023, 9:39 AM
More than half of the Tar Heels enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today are women, but that hasn’t always been the case. It wasn’t until 1877 that women first began enrolling at the University for summer sessions. Another two decades passed before Sallie Walker Stockard became the first woman to receive a degree from Carolina. This Women's History Month piece from University Communications takes a look at how women’s history progressed at Carolina, from Sallie Marks, who was hired as the University's first female faculty member in 1927, to Susan Grey Akers, who became the University's first woman dean in 1942.

Alumnae share career advice with the Carolina Association of Black Journalists

February 24, 2023, 9:10 AM
During a wide-ranging discussion covering topics from salary negotiation to freelancing as students, alumnae Giulia Heyward ’21 (M.A.) and Ruth Samuel ’21  doled out career advice during a recent virtual event held by the Carolina Association of Black Journalists (CABJ).

UNC Hussman at the 2023 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium

February 23, 2023, 9:28 AM
Seven graduate students, three faculty members and various alumni will represent the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media on March 2-4, 2023, at the 48th annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. These scholars will participate in panel sessions and present authored or co-authored papers.

Villamil recognized for commitment to equity and civil rights, ‘most meaningful’ honor of career

February 21, 2023, 12:27 PM
For Lisa Villamil,  thinking of the “other,” telling the story of the “other” is the story of her life. She grew up in the center of the country, in St. Louis, Missouri, a crossroads forged by people from many places, including Villamil’s parents: a mother with Indigenous Appalachian roots who grew up in poverty on an Arkansas farm, and a Spanish-Sephardic father and immigrant who would become a city Hispanic cultural leader. With both parents connected through oppression — a recent honor from the University for “showing a commitment to inclusion every day” was made all the sweeter for Villamil, an assistant professor who’s been at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media since 2014. “This award is the most meaningful thing during my career because it recognizes a commitment to civil rights and equity for all,” Villamil said. “I grew up in a home with an open door, every single type of person was welcomed through it. This award — my parents would be proud.” Villamil, a member of Hussman’s ABIDE (Access, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) committee, said that her award is just another example of celebrating positive initiatives in the school. “There is a deepening in conversations surrounding diversity within the school and across the University,” Villamil said.

ABIDE committee announces 2023 funding recipients

February 20, 2023, 8:16 AM
The ABIDE (Access, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) committee at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media recently announced the recipients of its 2023 grants, which will fund a host of diverse projects and activities for the school’s faculty, students and staff.