Latin America / Caribbean News

From left to right: Olivia Holder, Mailiis Law, Michael Purello, Emily Swink, Madelynn Lewis, Philip Wilson, Griffin Bell, Mitchell Ryan

Eight Students Receive Class of 1938 Award

April 17, 2017

Eight undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad in summer 2017. The students were chosen based on the quality of their proposals, financial need and personal, academic and professional purpose. Each student will receive $5,000. The awardees were chosen by… Read more »

UNC workshop participants watch a presentation from consortium members in Brazil.

UNC Hosts Workshop for Astrophysicists Affiliated with SOAR Telescope in Chile

April 7, 2017

The Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope in Cerro Pachón, Chile, is a 4.1 meter aperture ground telescope designed to produce high quality images at optical and infrared wavelengths. A consortium including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michigan State University, the U.S. National Optical Astronomy Observatory and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation… Read more »

Photo by Alicia Stemper.

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.

Students receive research instructions at Wilson Library from Maya from the Margins project coordinator Gabrielle Vail. Photo by Kristen Chavez.

Maya from the Margins Program Fosters Cultural Understanding

Fourteen high school students listened attentively as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill anthropologist Gabrielle Vail invited them to examine letters, drawings, photos, diaries, codices, newspapers and other Maya materials from the Southern Historical Collection in Wilson Library. “Start thinking about these materials in terms of ‘how can I tell the story of Maya… Read more »

Nicole LeNeave, Ph.D. candidate (right) with ISA Director Lou Pérez (left)

UNC Alumna Applies Latin American Studies Major to PhD Research

The Latin American Studies Undergraduate major (LTAM) provides students with the opportunity to master multiple methodological skills and acquire the language competence through which to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the Latin American and Caribbean experience. In preparing students for public and private sector careers, LTAM alumni have found employment in the U.S. State Department… Read more »