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Annual Learning Through Languages Symposium Kicks Off North Carolina Day of Multilingualism

December 11, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13 from 10:45 to 2:30. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, which focuses on the value of lifelong language learning.

UNC Panel Discussion Examined Authoritarianism in the Balkans

December 5, 2017

The UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies (CSEEES) hosted a panel discussion on Nov. 13 on authoritarian regimes in the Balkans, a region of southeastern Europe that includes countries such as Serbia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania and Romania. The discussion ranged from the history of such regimes in this area to the… Read more »

Kabanov Meets with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan

November 9, 2017

Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov met with Serzh Sargsyan, president of Armenia, on Nov. 8, 2017, as part of a group of participants in the second All-Armenian Scientific Conference held in the capital city of Yerevan on Nov. 5-8. The delegation consisted of prominent Armenian scientists and scholars from the United States, Russia, France, Ireland, Denmark and other… Read more »

UNC Awards $648,234 in Study Abroad Support to 182 Students

November 6, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $648,234 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 182 undergraduate students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2017, and yearlong programs during the 2017-18 academic year.

Rachel Willis Helps Port Communities Cope with the Impact of Climate Change

October 6, 2017

Orange traffic cones surround a fluorescent yellow-garbed construction worker on NC-12. He raises his hand perpendicular to the roadway, signaling to slow down with a weathered red stop sign. As cars speed past in the left-hand lane, enormous cranes on ocean barges lift heavy beams onto a bridge being built alongside the existing one.

Natalie Ornat Wins Pratt Severn Award for Paper on Reading and Writing During the Seige of Sarajevo

Graduate-level research is almost always mentally challenging, but Natalie Ornat found pouring through documents for her master’s paper emotionally taxing as well. Ornat, who graduated from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May, focused her research on the siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War… Read more »

London Workshop Focuses on Improving Care for Children in Armenia, Ghana, Moldova and Uganda

September 22, 2017

More than 60 participants gathered in London Sept. 11–15, 2017, to consider ways to further develop and strengthen country leadership in assessing and ultimately accelerating national reform in alternative care for children in four countries: Armenia, Ghana, Moldova and Uganda. Country teams came from government agencies (ministries of labor and social development, health, education and… Read more »

Seven UNC Students Named Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellows

September 18, 2017

Seven students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellows Program, making Carolina one of the top producers of Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellows. UNC was awarded more than $200,00 in funding for the program by the U.S. Department of Education. These fellowships allow doctoral students… Read more »

‘Image of Ukraine’: UNC Exhibition Celebrates Traditional Ukrainian Arts

August 23, 2017

Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting, on display at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through December 8, 2017, highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms: vyshyvka, Ukrainian embroidery, and Petrykivka, a Ukrainian style of painting named after its city of origin.