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Southern Culture Movie Series Announces Fall 2014 Schedule

August 28, 2014

The Southern Culture Movie Series features films on the diverse culture and history of the U.S. South. The series is free and open to the public and aims to introduce international students and scholars to local history and culture. The screenings for the 2014 fall semester will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4 in… Read more »

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UNC Global Travel Registry

Informational Message from the Office of the Provost This is a reminder that all university-affiliated international travel must be registered in the UNC Global Travel Registry ( This applies to all UNC students, faculty, and staff. The Global Travel Registry is UNC-Chapel Hill’s central reporting and communication system for students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad…. Read more »

Jan Hoyle with students she's hosted through the International Friendship Program.

International Friendship Program Connects Students to Community

August 27, 2014

The Friendship Program that introduced Anita and Jialing to the Hoyles matches international students with local families or individuals with whom they can visit, share a meal, celebrate a holiday, participate in community events or simply enjoy the exchange of international friendship.


Carolina Ranks 36th in 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities

August 25, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 36th in the world and 27th in the U.S. among global universities, according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by The Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 15. “Carolina’s faculty and students are conducting work of global importance,” says Ron Strauss,… Read more »

Zack Newbauer ’15, who recently returned from Australia, takes a selfie with Chancellor Carol Folt and international students and returning UNC study abroad students.

UNC Global Hosts More Than 600 Students at International Welcome Social

August 24, 2014

UNC Global hosted its third annual welcome social for international students on August 18, an afternoon of music and ice cream at the FedEx Global Education Center. The event was attended by more than 600 students including new international undergraduate and graduate students, new international scholars, and returning and incoming study abroad exchange students. Chancellor… Read more »


UNC Public Policy Faculty Receive $2.5 Million from NIEHS

August 22, 2014

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill public policy professor Sudhanshu Handa and assistant professor Pamela Jagger received $2.5 million in funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to support their project, The Health and Poverty Effects of a Large-Scale Cookstove Initiative in Rwanda. The project evaluates the impact of a private… Read more »

Kurt Gilliland, assistant dean of curriculum for the UNC School of Medicine, leads a tour of doctors from Iraq visiting UNC as part of a collaboration between UNC and the University of Baghdad’s College of Medicine to enhance its curriculum. Photo by Mark Derewicz.

Building Up Medical Education in Baghdad

August 20, 2014

This week, as first-year students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine engage in a new and different curriculum, a delegation of doctors from Iraq’s University of Baghdad is on campus meeting professors, doctors, administrators and students to learn how UNC is teaching the next generation of doctors. The collaboration,… Read more »


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 »

Professor Chris Armitage passes by the Davie Poplar and the Caldwell Monument on McCorkle Place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Armitage Takes Teaching “Seriously, Not Solemnly”

August 19, 2014

The teaching awards line the corner office in Greenlaw Hall like wallpaper, but it is the unusual picture above the desk that rivets the eye. It shows a bemused Dean Smith shaking hands with General William Richardson Davie, portrayed by Christopher Armitage, to whom the picture belongs. It was taken 21 years ago, when the… Read more »