Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have been recognized by the National Security Education Program with Boren Awards, which support fields of study identified as critical to United States national security, particularly language study. Kirsten Cooper, a graduate student from Westerly, Rhode Island, in the College of Arts and Sciences studying history,… Read more »
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 »
How will you spend your summer vacation? Karlye Dilts-Stedman, a graduate student in the economics department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be spending part of hers with the Nobel Laureates in economics. She has been selected to participate in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences to be held August… Read more »
Hooker Fields turned into a canvas of colors on April 21, 2017 as students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated the annual Holi Moli UNC event. UNC students wearing white T-shirts crowded onto Hooker Fields. When the call was given, they threw pink, purple, green and blue powder into the sky…. Read more »
H.R. McMaster, a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the lieutenant general President Donald Trump has chosen to be national security adviser, often has been described as a scholar-warrior, earning his hard-charging reputation on the battlefield and on the best-seller list. The New York Times, The Washington Post and other national… Read more »
For the third year in a row, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has moved up in the rankings of the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. UNC ranks No. 7 among large schools, up from No. 12 last year. According to the Peace Corps, 51 Tar Heels volunteered around the… Read more »
As part of Asia Week 2017, the Carolina Asia Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a special guest whose work offered a window into Tibetan culture. Geshe Palden Sangpo, a monk who practices Tibetan Buddhism, spent nearly four days at the FedEx Global Education Center creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form.
Martha Isaacs, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a recipient of the 2017 Luce Scholars Program Fellowship. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United States, including eight recipients in the last five academic years. Isaacs, a geography of human… Read more »