Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the African Studies Center

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the African Studies Center

The African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrates its tenth anniversary in the 2015-2016 academic year. Founded in October 2005, the center has played a critical role in advancing the University’s scholarship and research related to Africa. While African studies has been a part of the University’s academic landscape... Read More

Faculty Exchange Connects Communities Across the Atlantic

Faculty Exchange Connects Communities Across the Atlantic

When University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill history professor Sarah Shields recently watched students file into her classroom, it was a familiar scene: backpacks filled with text books, undergraduates with notebooks and laptops under their arms. But there was one particular difference: the sky outside was a muted gray instead of Carolina blue – and her... Read More

UNC Joins ‘African Arts’ Journal Editorial Consortium

UNC Joins ‘African Arts’ Journal Editorial Consortium

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has joined a consortium of universities who will share editorial oversight and financial support for 'African Arts,' the oldest continuously publishing journal in the field of African art history, published quarterly by the UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center.
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World View Introduces North Carolina Educators to Ecuador

World View Introduces North Carolina Educators to Ecuador

When Antonio Wilkins was recognized as the 2014-15 Principal of the Year by the Public Schools of Robeson County, he was awarded a chance to trade, for a few weeks, the sand hills and swamps of Robeson for the islands and highlands of Ecuador. The trip was not a vacation, though — Wilkins was joined by educators from across the state for an immersive study visit organized by World View.
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WiderNet’s Pocket Library Lauded as an Innovation that Improved the World in 2015

WiderNet’s Pocket Library Lauded as an Innovation that Improved the World in 2015

The WiderNet Project’s newest initiative, the eGranary Pocket Library, was ranked No. 5 on Mashable’s list of 26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015. Faculty, students and volunteers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are working with colleagues from around the world to develop dozens of chip-sized collections that focus on topics... Read More

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