Chacón Begins as Diplomat in Residence in September 2017

September 18, 2017

In September, Arnold A. Chacón begins service as the Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. A member of the career Senior Foreign Service, Chacón most recently served as director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources at the Department of State. Chacón will be jointly hosted by… Read more »

Six UNC Students Named Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellows

September 18, 2017

Six students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellows Program, making Carolina one of the top producers of Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellows. UNC was awarded $190,722 in funding for the program by the U.S. Department of Education. These fellowships allow doctoral students to… Read more »

Ensemble Collina Explores the ‘Confluence’ of Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Music

September 15, 2017

Over the summer, Acis Productions released “Confluence” by Ensemble Collina, a group of artists primarily made up of UNC music faculty members. Ensemble Collina is made up of UNC professors Michael Kris (trombone), Leah Peroutka (violin), and Brent Wissick (viola da gamba and cello), as well as Elaine Funaro (harpsichord). “Confluence” tells the story of the transformative decades of the early Baroque,… Read more »

UNC Hosts Delegation from Australian Catholic University

September 12, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation August 29 and 30, 2017, from Australian Catholic University, led by Provost Pauline Nugent. The delegation visited UNC to build on the Memorandum of Understanding recently signed between the institutions and to explore opportunities for further collaboration. Nugent was joined on the visit by… Read more »

Research Collaboration Launched in South Africa to Study Kaposi Sarcoma

September 11, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has entered into a research collaboration with the department of pathology at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital near Cape Town, South Africa.  The overall goal is to develop standardized pathology procedures and to investigate the biology of Kaposi Sarcoma and other solid tumors. These… Read more »

Carolina Ranks 56th in 2018 ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings

September 6, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 56th among the world’s top 1,012 research universities, according to the London-based Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UNC ties for this slot with the University of Minnesota. The 2018 ranking, released Sept. 5, is based on 13 separate performance indicators designed to capture the full range of… Read more »

Muller Launches Podcast on Japanese Americans Imprisoned in WWII

September 6, 2017

UNC law professor and national expert on Japanese American internment camps Eric Muller has launched a podcast series called “Scapegoat Cities,” which tells the true stories of Japanese Americans imprisoned in camps during World War II. It can be found on iTunes and other podcast sites. “The stories are not of major earth-shattering events and they are not the… Read more »