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Naturalization Ceremony at UNC Recognizes 57 New US Citizens

April 4, 2017

Fifty-seven North Carolina candidates for U.S. citizenship participated in a naturalization ceremony on Friday, March 24, 2017, at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The candidates represented 25 countries of origin.

DigCCurr Institute 2015 participants discuss digital preservation issues in small working groups.

DigCCurr Professional Institute Has Shaped Digital Curation Practices Around the World

Since its introduction in 2009, the annual DigCCurr Professional Institute — an intensive workshop designed to foster skills, knowledge and community among professionals in the field of digital curation — has drawn 249 participants from nine countries and 33 states.  Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught by international digital… Read more »

A young girl reads beside the Cliffs of Moher in Doolin, Ireland.

UNC Awards $915,675 in Study Abroad Support to 198 Students

August 29, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $915,675 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 198 students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2016, and yearlong programs during the 2016-17 academic year. Funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, the awards enable students to study… Read more »

UNC hosted visitors from the Embassy of Australia on June 29, 2016.

UNC Hosts Delegation from the Embassy of Australia

July 12, 2016

A delegation from the Embassy of Australia and the Australian Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on June 29 to learn about the University’s research portfolio and engagement in Australia, as well as to discuss opportunities for student exchange and collaboration in commercialization and research and development…. Read more »

Chris Hahn ’16, Chinatsu Goto and Grant King ’17 enjoy ice cream at Kaihin-Makuhari Station in Chiba, Japan. Hahn and King studied abroad in 2014 with the UNC Summer in Japan program. Goto is a student at Kanda University.

Out and About: LGBTQ Abroad

April 10, 2016

For many who identify as LGBTQ, the prospect of studying abroad can seem both incredibly enriching and downright terrifying. UNC linguistics major and Phillips Ambassador Grant King ’17 weighs in on how to navigate the world as an LGBTQ-identified person.

Andrew Reynolds and Logan Casey, along with other advocates for the global transgender community,  presented their findings on trans* people in electoral politics at the British Parliament in November.

UNC LGBTQ Representation and Rights Initiative Publishes First Report on Transgender Officials

December 16, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill LGBTQ Representation and Rights Initiative has published the first worldwide comprehensive report on transgender people serving in elected office. By Mary Lide Parker Other Candidates  It’s the first week of December, and much of America is watching Ted Cruz and Donald Trump hurl insults at each other. But a political science… Read more »