Latin America / Caribbean News

UNC Receives Grant to Examine Human Health Costs of Economic Development in the Galápagos Islands

October 16, 2017

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.

Reception Honors ‘Noteworthy Firsts’ in Carolina’s History

October 3, 2017

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.

Seven UNC Students Named Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellows

September 18, 2017

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 »

Chacón Begins as Diplomat in Residence in September 2017

September 18, 2017

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 »

Anthropology and Southern Historical Collection Project Explores Repurposing of Former Industrial Spaces

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 »

Meet a New Tar Heel: Emery Cagle

August 18, 2017

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 »