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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.

Alexander Peeples and Shauna Rust Named Mitchell Scholars

November 20, 2017

Alexander Peeples, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior, and Shauna Rust, a 2016 graduate, have been named recipients of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland. Peeples and Rust were two of 12 Americans selected Nov. 18 for the award, which provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend… Read more »

Satish Gopal, Cancer Program Director for UNC Project-Malawi, to Deliver Winter Commencement Address

November 3, 2017

Satish Gopal, innovative cancer researcher on the forefront of cancer treatment in Malawi, Africa, will be the featured speaker at the Winter Commencement ceremony. Gopal is a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and works to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in one of the most resource-limited settings in the world.

Carolina Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

November 1, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate American Indian Heritage Month beginning Nov. 1 with a series of events hosted by the American Indian Center. This year’s month-long celebration will include lectures, cultural activities and film viewings that share traditions, examine cultural impacts and discuss the ways of American Indian life. The… Read more »

UNC Global to Host Annual Passport Drive Nov. 14-15

October 9, 2017

Take advantage of an easy on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport at the FedEx Global Education Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 15. Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus both days to accept… Read more »

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.

Message from University Leadership on DACA

September 6, 2017

Dear Campus Community: We are deeply disappointed and saddened by President Trump’s decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This change in federal policy is contrary to our own and Carolina’s heartfelt commitment to all members of our community, and it opens questions and concerns for students, their families, friends and others…. 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 »

Meet a New Tar Heel: Patricia Dawson

August 16, 2017

Growing up, incoming doctoral student Patricia Dawson took a deep interest in her Cherokee history as she heard inspiring stories about influential family members of the past and present. One relative in particular, Rachel Caroline Eaton, ignited Dawson’s passion for revealing stories from the past. Eaton, Dawson’s great-great-great-aunt, is believed to be the first Cherokee… Read more »

Campus Y Selects 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellows

July 31, 2017

The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected ten 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) recipients. These eight, incoming first-year students and two rising juniors will defer a year of university enrollment to gain informal, global education that combines volunteer service, work and international travel. Over 70 students applied… Read more »