CHAPEL HILL – You’re invited to Kehillah Synagogue’s annual Yard Sale Sunday, February 2, from 9 am to 1 pm. Items have been donated by Kehillah members; proceeds will go to support the synagogue’s religious and preschool programs.

Kehillah Synagogue is located in Chapel Hill, just off campus at 1200 Mason Farm Road.


UNC has named Mark Katz as the new director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Katz is the chair of UNC’s music department; he’ll take over on July 1, replacing English professor John McGowan, who’s directed the Institute since 2006.


UNC grad Surojit “Surge” Biswas of Raleigh has won a $62,000 Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in England.

Biswas is one of only 14 in the nation to be chosen for the one-year award. He graduated from UNC in 2013; he’s planning to earn a master of philosophy in plant sciences at Cambridge before pursuing his doctorate.

The Churchill Scholarships are awarded by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. The Foundation has awarded 479 scholarships since 1963; 15 of those have gone to UNC students.