Latino Migration Project Issues Report on Immigrant Integration in North Carolina

Latino Migration Project Issues Report on Immigrant Integration in North Carolina

Communities can help immigrants integrate more effectively by drawing on local community members, including the immigrants themselves, according to the “Immigrant Integration in NC: A Summit for Cities and Towns” report released Feb. 7, 2015. The 15-page report summarizes the activities and recommendations made during a summit held Sept. 17, 2014, at the University of... Read More

Graduate and Professional Students Honor International Mother Language Day

Graduate and Professional Students Honor International Mother Language Day

The Graduate and Professional Student Federation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has produced a film to celebrate the diverse languages on campus—including Arabic, Bangla, Icelandic, Kannada and Khmer, among many others—in conjunction with International Mother Language Day celebrations. The film is presented by Upoma Guha, an international student advocate in the... Read More

Vergel-Tovar Earns Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Research on Mass Transit

Vergel-Tovar Earns Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Research on Mass Transit

People may be more likely to use bus rapid transit systems when the built environment around stations is pedestrian-friendly, including mixed-use developments, and is close to high rises and facilities facing the mass transit network, according to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctoral candidate Erik Vergel-Tovar, who conducted research in Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil.
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A Call for Unity

A Call for Unity

At a vigil Feb. 11 for three students slain the night before, family members, friends and community leaders gathered to honor the students' lives and call for unity and love in the wake of the tragic shooting deaths of Deah Barakat, 23; Yusor Abu-Salha, 21; and Razan Abu-Salha, 19.
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Doctoral Student Explores Personal, Political Dimensions of Violence in Colombia

Doctoral Student Explores Personal, Political Dimensions of Violence in Colombia

When Diana Marcela Gómez Correal considers the role of victims and the disempowered in political and social movements, she isn’t merely pursuing an academic question. Gómez Correal’s father, a local politician in Colombia, was forcibly disappeared in 2006. Despite her own efforts and the efforts of friends and family, no one knows what precisely happened... Read More

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