In Memory of Darryl Gless

Darryl GlessA memorial service for Darryl James Gless, Distinguished Professor of Renaissance Studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, will take place 4 p.m. Sunday, August. 24, at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on campus. 

With great sadness, we meet the loss of our beloved Darryl Gless. Since joining us in 1980, Darryl brought to our department and the University a spirit of generosity and an unmatched ability to lead and create. His scholarship and teaching inspired generations of students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as recognized by his receiving a University Tanner Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1983 and the Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013. Darryl also provided a vital voice for the humanities, and he translated that voice into action as both Chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature and Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities. Darryl’s tireless work in defense of the humanities garnered the attention of President Clinton, who appointed him to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1994. Invaluable as a colleague, visionary as a leader, cherished in the classroom, Darryl embodied every aspect of what it means to be a person and professor. We celebrate his life even as we recognize just how dearly he will be missed.

Darryl Gless's family asks that memorial gifts be made to the Darryl Gless Graduate Student Support Fund at UNC-Chapel Hill. Please send checks by mail to Arts and Sciences Foundation, Campus Box 6115, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-6115, with a note in memo line (or attached correspondence) that the gift is for the Darryl Gless Graduate Student Support Fund or follow this link to make a contribution online.

The family also requests that friends consider donating blood and platelets and register as bone marrow donors in his memory. The News and Observer has posted more details about Darryl’s life and achievements.

A memorial service for Darryl will take place 4 p.m. Sunday, August. 24, at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on campus.  

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Faculty and Graduate Student Participate in the Warrior-Scholar Project

Dr. Hilary Lithgow, Dr. Ted Leinbaugh, and PhD student Sarah Singer are participating in the Warrior-Scholar Project on UNC's campus this week. Dr. Leinbaugh has presented a lecture on Homer's Iliad, while Dr. Lithgow and Sarah Singer are teaching a five-day writing class and workshop. Warrior-Scholar is a two-week academic boot camp designed to help veterans transition from the military to college; activities include skill-building workshops in academic reading and writing, as well as workshops to help veterans adjust to the social changes that accompany college life. The Project is taking place on UNC's campus from June 20-28.

From UNC's coverage of the event: "Duffle bags in hand, 14 active-duty and recently separated military members arrived last weekend on Carolina’s campus for a boot camp designed to prepare them for their next mission: college. The Warrior-Scholar Project chose the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as one of 11 universities nationwide to teach and train service members this year about the transition from military life to college life."

Continue reading the article and watch a video about Warrior-Scholar here: http://www.unc.edu/spotlight/warrior-scholars/.

For more information about the Warrior-Scholar Project, please visit their website: http://warrior-scholar.org.

Come to the Table: Undergraduate Research on Food and Feasting

Written by Sarah Morris, GRC and graduate student at the School of Information and Library Science:

"By fate or by fortune, this semester I served as the Graduate Research Consultant for CMPL255H: The Feast in Philosophy, Film, and Fiction. The class is beautiful: the students read, research, and write on the ways food and feasting intersect with identity, custom, ethics, and relationships. They examine what facets of the feast speak to cultural priorities, which ones probe at essential humanity..."

Continue reading Sarah's piece at the Graduate Research Consultant Program Blog.

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