The 2016 Phillips Ambassadors

19 Students Selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Study Abroad in Asia

May 3, 2016

Seventeen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one undergraduate from Duke University have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for Summer and Fall 2016 study abroad programs in Asia. In addition, one history doctoral candidate was awarded a Phillips Graduate Ambassador travel award for research in Japan this summer. Undergraduate scholarship… Read more »

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Seven Students Receive Class of 1938 Awards

May 2, 2016

Seven undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad in Summer 2016. The students were chosen based on the quality of applicants’ proposals, financial need and academic purpose. Each student will receive $5,000. The awardees were chosen by a committee that… Read more »

Wayne Blair, University Ombuds. Photo by Shannon Harvey.

Wayne Blair, Nationally Recognized Ombuds Leader, Shares Expertise in South Africa

May 1, 2016

Under Blair’s leadership, the University Ombuds Office has increasingly been recognized as one of the leading ombuds programs in the country — not just in higher education, but also among corporate and government ombuds offices. Last July, the International Ombudsman Association called on him to join a team in South Africa teaching courses in ombuds work.

Teryn Smith

Smith Wins Impact Award for Research with Tribal Communities

April 28, 2016

American Indian Center graduate intern, Teryn Smith, won an Impact Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work for her engaged research with North Carolina Native communities on a project entitled, “Medicine Wheel Measure of Wellbeing: Talking Circles as a Method of Healing in NC American Indian Communities.” Smith… Read more »


Sociology’s Charles Kurzman Discusses Americans’ Perceptions of and Engagement with Terrorism

April 27, 2016

In this week’s episode of the Well Said podcast, sociology professor Charles Kurzman discusses terrorism and his research on the small number of Muslim-Americans who join militant groups. Join us every Wednesday for the University’s new podcast as we talk with Carolina’s newsmakers and experts. Each week, students, faculty, staff and alumni will discuss whats… Read more »