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In May 2013, Hayley Wright officially became the very first student at Carolina to graduate with the new Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a concentration in Jewish Studies. She initially planned to simply take Modern Hebrew for her language requirement, but then she found herself taking more and more classes in Jewish Studies. Soon, she was working on the minor, and by the end of her sophomore year she learned about the upcoming new major in Jewish Studies. When she started her senior year in fall 2012, the new degree program was on the books and she was able to complete all the requirements in time for her spring graduation. Just a few weeks after graduation, Hayley started a new job at a Jewish organization.
Wright is shown in her “Carolina Blue” cap and gown at the Old Well, May 2013.
Undergraduates in the News:
Sunlight creeps above the horizon east of Galilee when undergrad Bryan Bozung scrapes his hoe across a hard surface. He brushes dirt away, revealing something smooth and black. He stands up and hollers for lead archaeologist Jodi Magness. She comes running, looks into the open pit, and crawls in. With paint brushes, they carefully sweep the dirt aside to reveal black tesserae—or mosaic cubes. They brush more dirt aside. White cubes. Tan. Brown. Then they stop. “Whoa,” Magness mumbles under her breath. Read more: http://endeavors.unc.edu/more_than_mosaics
UNC Endeavors Magazine, September 12, 2013
An archaeology student from Concord has helped uncover a “stunning” historical find during an excavation at an ancient synagogue in Galilee. Megan Hynek, a 2010 graduate of Jay M. Robinson, was part of a UNC archaeological team that discovered a mosaic depicting Samson at a synagogue in Huqoq (or Hokok), Israel.
Read more: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/independent_tribune/community/article_9bf2f62c-e8e0-11e2-8ce4-001a4bcf6878.html
Hickory Record, July 10, 2013
Photos by J. Haberman