University Gazette

Bob Miles’ Leadership Expanded UNC Study Abroad

November 17, 2017

Bob Miles traveled a great distance 17 years ago when he left the University of Glasgow in Scotland where he was a sociology professor to become the first full-time director of the Study Abroad Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Under his leadership, the program has come a long way, too…. Read more »

English Is Off the Menu at Language Lunches

August 23, 2017

Jessica Tanner, an assistant professor of French at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, doesn’t often get the chance to speak the language she loves so much, at least outside of the classroom. “There aren’t a lot of opportunities in French to really engage with the community,” Tanner said. “I was excited about… Read more »

Rita Moreno Still a Latina Trailblazer in her 80s

October 11, 2016

The average 84-year-old doesn’t wear a black leather jacket, skinny pants and boots studded with silver, the same color as her big hoop earrings and short hair. But Rita Moreno – one of only 12 entertainers to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award – is no ordinary 84-year-old. “The leather surprised you, didn’t… Read more »

Alexander to Serve as Interim Chief Diversity Officer

August 9, 2016

Rumay Alexander, professor and director of inclusive excellence in the School of Nursing and special assistant to the Chancellor, has been named to serve as interim chief diversity officer, effective immediately. Felicia A. Washington, vice chancellor for workforce strategy, equity and engagement, announced the appointment to the campus community on July 18. In her message,… Read more »