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Hurtado and Townsend Honored as “30 Under 30” in Education by Forbes

November 21, 2017

Ricky Hurtado and Elaine Townsend Utin have been named as Forbes “30 Under 30 Education” honorees for 2018. Honorees are recognized primarily for using innovative methods to open up access to quality education to new and often underserved groups. Hurtado and Utin are co-executive directors of the NC Scholar’s Latinx Initiative (N.C. Sli), a project of the Center for Global Initiatives.

Alexander Peeples and Shauna Rust Named Mitchell Scholars

November 20, 2017

Alexander Peeples, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior, and Shauna Rust, a 2016 graduate, have been named recipients of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland. Peeples and Rust were two of 12 Americans selected Nov. 18 for the award, which provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend… Read more »

UNC Ranks 17th among US Universities for Study Abroad for 2015-16

November 15, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 17th among all U.S. higher education institutions for the number of students earning credit for study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

Steiner and Kurzman Release Report, ‘Global Education for All?’

November 13, 2017

Two Carolina scholars recently issued a report, Global Education for All?, addressing the challenges of increasing access to global education and examining strategies the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has taken to address these challenges. The report is co-authored by Niklaus Steiner, director of the UNC Center for Global Initiatives (CGI), and Charles Kurzman,… Read more »

Christian Lundblad Puts Global Business Theory into Practice

November 10, 2017

Back in 2000, Christian Lundblad, having completed his doctoral degree in financial economics, went to work at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. as an advisor on international financial market developments. That experience helped define his approach to academia. “It’s a very interesting institution,” Lundblad says of the Federal Reserve. “It’s at the intersection… Read more »

Kabanov Meets with President of Armenia

November 9, 2017

Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov, Ph.D., met with the president of Armenia on Nov. 8 as part of a group of participants in the second All-Armenian Scientific Conference held in the capital city of Yerevan on November 5-8. The delegation consisted of prominent Armenian scientists and scholars from the United States, Russia, France, Ireland, Denmark and other… Read more »

Go Global! Apply for a Passport at UNC, Nov. 14-15

November 7, 2017

Take advantage of an easy on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport at the FedEx Global Education Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 15 during UNC Global’s annual Passport Drive. Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend. During the 2016 Passport Drive, over 370… Read more »