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19 UNC Students Awarded Fulbrights for Global Research and Teaching

August 19, 2014

Nineteen students and recent graduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants. The grants are for self-designed research and study projects or to teach English abroad during the 2014-2015 academic year. This is the highest number of Fulbright grants awarded to UNC students in a… Read more »

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Marchionini Delivers Keynote Address at Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) Conference in Croatia

Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, was named guest of honor and keynote speaker for the 2014 Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) conference held in Zadar, Croatia in June. LIDA is a biennial gathering of international library and information science leaders and experts. Dean Marchionini’s presentation, entitled “Libraries and Literacies: From… Read more »

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Ryan Katherine McCord: Seeing the World as a Much Bigger Place

August 16, 2014

Seated on the hot, dusty ground washing sand fleas from the feet of a Kenyan villager, Ryan Katherine McCord never imagined she would be doing such humbling work while interning abroad. For five months after graduating from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the 18-year-old called Kenya home. With no running water and no… Read more »

The red line of Mi Teleférico, the cable car system in La Paz/El Alto. Photo by Gwen Kash.

What I Did This Summer: Faculty Stories

Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences have been very busy this summer. Their journeys have taken them on archaeological excavations to Greece, Turkey and Egypt; on a book research trip and music cultural diplomacy visit to India; and to El Alto, Bolivia, to study a cable car system in the highest city in… Read more »

Kronos Quartet’s multimedia work, Beyond Zero: 1914-1918, commemorates the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.

UNC’s Year-long World War I Commemoration Launches in August

August 12, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill marks the centenary of World War I during 2014-2015 with a yearlong, interdisciplinary “conversation” among faculty, students and the community examining the war’s legacy and impact. Events kick off in August with a multimedia production, “Dolly Wilde’s Picture Show,” and an international conference, “The Five Fronts of… Read more »

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Rimel Mwamba: “I Want to Give Back”

August 12, 2014

Despite being a founding member of her high school’s Call To Action club, which serves charities such as UNICEF, Girls Learn International and Equality Now, Rimel Mwamba never thought of herself as selfless. What others would call “selflessness,” she said, is a great effort in which she plays only a small part. “It’s not just… Read more »

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Four Honored with Scholarships by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD

August 12, 2014

Four University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have received scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, or DAAD) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Katherine Charlotte Marie Lindemann, a political science major, was awarded a graduate study scholarship; Peter Gengler, a history Ph.D. candidate, and Matthew West Feminella , a Germanic… Read more »

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Travel Warning Info: Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

August 6, 2014

Campus Health International Travel Alert There have been recent outbreaks of communicable diseases in other parts of the world including Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia as well as increased cases of a new and serious respiratory virus known as MERS or Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome. Persons returning from an affected area should monitor their… Read more »