Latin America / Caribbean News
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a two-year grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to examine the effects of changing environments on human health in the Galápagos, Ecuador. The principal investigator is Amanda Thompson, who holds dual appointments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Once upon a time, Carmen Huerta-Bapat’s mother announced she was marrying a California longshoreman and moving the family from Mexico to join him in Los Angeles. “As a 12-year-old, it was so exciting,” Huerta-Bapat said. “I was too young to think about the implications. When they said we would be moving to California, I could… Read more »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation from Universidad San Francisco de Quito Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2017. The delegation was led by USFQ Chancellor Santiago Gangotena and included Marithza Vélez, dean of the School of Business, and fifteen faculty and staff members. Chancellor Gangotena was prompted to visit Chapel… Read more »
When first-year Carolina student Kirstin McGinty learned that she would be the first recipient of the Karen L. Parker scholarship, she never expected to shake the hand of the woman her scholarship is named after. More than a half century separate McGinty and Parker, who was the first black woman to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has renewed a five-year grant managed by co-principal investigators Ralph S. Baric, professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Mark Heise, professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine.
Seven students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellows Program, making Carolina one of the top producers of Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellows. UNC was awarded more than $200,00 in funding for the program by the U.S. Department of Education. These fellowships allow doctoral students… Read more »
In September, Arnold A. Chacón begins service as the Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. A member of the career Senior Foreign Service, Chacón most recently served as director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources at the Department of State. Chacón will be jointly hosted by… Read more »
Led by Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, an anthropology professor and the senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the “Factories of Change” project brings together an unlikely cohort. It includes anthropologists and an archivist from UNC, an anthropologist from… Read more »
Growing up Emery Cagle loved to travel throughout the United States, and in high school, he had his first opportunity to travel internationally. He loved the experience so much, he went on several international trips offered by his school, visiting Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, Portugal and the British territory of Gibraltar. As Cagle, an incoming… Read more »
The White House announced its intent on Aug. 3 to nominate Duke Buchan III ’85 as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra. Buchan is a Henderson, North Carolina native who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and Spanish…. Read more »