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Working Languages: Globalizing for the Business Professional

March 27, 2009

If an associate dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School can find the time to study, then just about anyone can. James Dean, who is now dean of the business school, carved out time to learn Spanish despite his demanding schedule. He did it by taking a Working Languages course, which teaches professionals a second language… Read more »

William B. Harrison

UNC to Launch Global Research Institute with Private Support

March 26, 2009

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will start a Global Research Institute, the top recommendation from a blue-ribbon task force that spent the past 18 months developing a strategic vision to enhance Carolina’s international presence. Chancellor Holden Thorp today (March 26) announced the institute, which will be devoted to critical international issues, during… Read more »

Three From Carolina Win Luce Scholarships

March 25, 2009

Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students and a graduate have received three of 18 Luce Scholarships awarded nationwide for 2009. Seniors Nicholas Buell Anderson of Weston, Conn., and Rachel Alison Harper of Cary, as well as May 2007 graduate Jennifer Ellen Cimaglia of Suwanee, Ga., won the scholarships from the Henry Luce… Read more »

Get Out Of Town

March 24, 2009

For the first month of her semester abroad in Ghana, Carly Brantmeyer was convinced she had made the worst decision of her life. “It was so tough and so unfamiliar,” the junior photojournalism major said. “We went without electricity, without running water. We had no hot water for the entire semester.” But between her African… Read more »

Carolina Performing Arts Unveils Its 2009-10 Season

March 24, 2009

Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unveiled the lineup for its fifth season today (March 24), offering 38 performances by artists and ensembles from 14 countries between September 2009 and April 2010. Giving audiences a chance to “see the world,” Carolina Performing Arts will welcome artists from across the… Read more »

Lessons from Liberia

March 24, 2009

As a senior set to graduate during what many are calling the worst recession since World War II, I spent the better part of the fall semester at Caribou Coffee with a Tough Guy Chai in one hand and my laptop open to the UNC Career Services website. With the goal in mind of having… Read more »

UNC Professor Elected to American Academy of Microbiology Board

March 10, 2009

Peter H. Gilligan, Ph.D., a professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Microbiology. Gilligan is a member of the school’s microbiology and immunology department and serves as director of clinical microbiology-immunology laboratories and phlebotomy services at… Read more »