May 28, 2009

I am no longer Sean McKeithan. I am Ngawang Jamtsho. I have been renamed. My new name means “huge, never-ending lake, extending to eternity.” In my previous life I was a reindeer, and there is a chance that in my next life I will be a bird. That is, in my opinion, a rather unappealing… Read more »

What I Left Behind

May 28, 2009

We huddled in a small group around the campfire as we began our first night camping in the Kenyan bush.  Even with the light of the moon, it was darker than expected in this place, this land of such bloody history.  And then we heard it. Ooooooomph!  OOOOoooooomph! Lions. And not just any lions, Tsavo… Read more »

A Romanian in Argentina

May 28, 2009

I am Romanian. I was born and raised in Romania until the age of 13 when I moved to North Carolina, where I’ve been  ever since. Let’s just say the transition from an Eastern European, ex-communist nation to the great American South was not the smoothest thing I’ve ever done. So, I decided to study… Read more »

Shapiro’s ‘Old War’ Receives Ambassador Book Award

May 28, 2009

The book “Old War” (Houghton Mifflin, 2008) by poet Alan Shapiro of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded the Ambassador Book Award in poetry. Shapiro is the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of English and creative writing in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Each year the English-Speaking Union… Read more »

Students in UNC’s Entrepreneurship Minor Pursue Summer Internships Worldwide

This summer, 79 UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates with entrepreneurial interests will head to internships throughout the world to complete their requirement for the minor in entrepreneurship. Interns Elisa Garcia and Mark Wojoski will work with Cherokee Gives Back in Ethiopia. Cherokee Gives Back is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the lives of the world’s… Read more »

Two at UNC Win Scholarships for Self-designed Study Abroad

May 21, 2009

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students Daniel Acker and Brooke Hoffman have received federally funded David L. Boren Scholarships to study in regions of special interest to the U.S. government. They were two of 130 recipients chosen from a pool of 896 applicants for the merit scholarship, which provides up to $20,000 per… Read more »