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Judge Thokozile Masipa. Photo by Shooheima Champion.

Judge Thokozile Masipa to Speak at 2015 Murphy Lecture

March 26, 2015

Thokozile Masipa, a judge at the Johannesburg Division for the Gauteng High Court in South Africa, will deliver the 2015 William P. Murphy Distinguished Lecture at UNC School of Law on Monday, April 6. The lecture will take place at noon in the rotunda at the law school. Masipa was the second black woman admitted… Read more »

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Reynolds Co-authors ‘Definitive Account’ of Arab Spring

March 26, 2015

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill political science professor Andrew Reynolds has co-authored a book exploring the Arab Spring, a series of pro-democracy uprisings throughout the Arab world in 2011 and 2012. The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform (Oxford University Press, 2015) offers explanations for why regime change took place in only… Read more »

Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies Robin Visser and Associate Professor Gang Yue,  Department of Asian Studies

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UNC Professors Co-Edit New ‘Journal of East Asian Humanities’

March 24, 2015

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Asian studies professors Gang Yue and Robin Visser are the co-editors of a new publication, the Journal of East Asian Humanities (Dongya Renwen東亞人文). The production manager for the journal is Han Han. Han is a former visiting scholar in the UNC Department of Asian Studies, current postdoctoral fellow… Read more »

Namibian Independence After 25 Years

Ambassador Andjaba of Namibia to Visit UNC-Chapel Hill, April 13

March 24, 2015

Martin Andjaba, the ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Namibia, will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday, April 13, 2015. During his visit, Ambassador Andjaba will participate in the 2015 Douglass Hunt Lecture, consisting of a panel discussion commemorating the 25th anniversary of Namibian independence. The discussion… Read more »

Front row: Frank Brady Gilliam, Blessing Aghaulor, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer Taffye Benson Clayton, Chancellor Carol L. Folt, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity & Engagement Felicia Washington, Brian Hogan; Second row: Amy Burtaine, Kara Stewart, Rob Bruce, Chelsea Barnes, Rumay Alexander, Trey Mangum.

Ten UNC Community Members Recognized for Work to Further Diversity

March 23, 2015

Ten people or groups received 2015 University Diversity Awards recognizing their significant contributions to the enhancement, support and furtherance of diversity on the Carolina campus and in the community. The seventh annual diversity awards, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, were presented March… Read more »