Latin America / Caribbean News

December Graduate Amaya Martinez Mesa Found Home at Carolina

December 14, 2017

Martinez Mesa will graduate with about 500 of her classmates during the Winter Commencement ceremony at the Dean Smith Center on Sunday. Her journey to this point started in Havana, Cuba, where she lived until she was 12, before moving with her family to Florida. At Carolina, Martinez Mesa stepped out of her comfort zone to try new things.

Annual Learning Through Languages Symposium Kicks Off North Carolina Day of Multilingualism

December 11, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13 from 10:45 to 2:30. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, which focuses on the value of lifelong language learning.

MEASURE Evaluation Strengthens the Drivers of Digital Health Success

December 6, 2017

Manish Kumar is the senior technical specialist for health systems strengthening at MEASURE Evaluation, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and led by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Digital health, which is the use of electronic technologies, processes and services for improving access… Read more »

UNC Hosts Cuban First Secretary Miguel Fraga

November 29, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed First Secretary Miguel Fraga from the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C., on November 17, 2017. During the visit, Fraga met with faculty from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to learn about the School’s long-standing research initiatives in Cuba. He also… Read more »

Hurtado and Utin Honored as ′30 Under 30′ in Education by Forbes

November 21, 2017

Ricky Hurtado and Elaine Townsend Utin have been named as Forbes “30 Under 30 Education” honorees for 2018. Honorees are recognized primarily for using innovative methods to open up access to quality education to new and often underserved groups. Hurtado and Utin are co-executive directors of the NC Scholar’s Latinx Initiative (N.C. Sli), a project of the Center for Global Initiatives.

UNC Awards $648,234 in Study Abroad Support to 182 Students

November 6, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $648,234 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 182 undergraduate students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2017, and yearlong programs during the 2017-18 academic year.

A Day in the Life of a Dolphin Researcher

November 6, 2017

Since she was 14 years old, Liah McPherson has studied the lives of wild dolphins. This past summer, the freediving fanatic and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill junior worked as a field assistant for The Wild Dolphin Project in the northern Bahamas — home to four generations of Atlantic spotted dolphins. When asked where… Read more »