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UNC-Chapel Hill Students Receive Boren Awards

May 31, 2017

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 »

Maya from the Margins Program Creates Cultural Connections

May 30, 2017

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 »

Holi Moli Celebration Brings Color to Carolina’s Campus

April 24, 2017

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 »

National Security Adviser a Two-Time Carolina Graduate

March 14, 2017

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 »

Tibetan Buddhist Monk Creates Sand Mandala as Exercise in Enlightenment

February 28, 2017

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.

Carolina Student Earns Luce Scholars Program Fellowship

February 27, 2017

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 »