The following is a guest blog post by William A. Link, author of Frank Porter Graham: Southern Liberal, Citizen of the World. Frank Porter Graham (1886–1972) was one of the most consequential white southerners of the twentieth century. Born in Fayetteville and raised in Charlotte, Graham became an active and popular student leader at the… Continue Reading Frank Porter Graham and Academic Freedom
Last week, Buck Goldstein and Holden Thorp, co-authors of Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century, gave a talk at the TEDxAshokaU event. Thorp is Chancellor at UNC Chapel Hill, where Goldstein serves as University Entrepeneur in Residence. The theme of the TEDx event was “Universities Driving Global Change,” and the authors… Continue Reading A TEDx Talk by authors Thorp and Goldstein
As we celebrate the University of North Carolina’s 217th anniversary on this University Day, chancellor Holden Thorp introduces a new project called “Innovate@Carolina: Important Ideas for a Better World” to lead the university forward. This three-year roadmap, described in detail at innovation.unc.edu, is designed to “build a culture of innovation that permeates every corner of… Continue Reading The University Day Challenge: Innovate!
I am pleased to report that while Book Expo America 2009 seemed slightly sluggish for others, it was a downright success for UNC Press. With over 1500 exhibitors at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City this past weekend, UNC Press was a standout among the crowd–and who wouldn’t want to know what… Continue Reading B.B. King & Book Expo America 2009