Russia / Eastern Europe / Eurasia News

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.

Three refugees who escaped a brutal civil war in Libya pose for a portrait at their temporary home in San Giovanni, Italy. The men, who asked that their identities be obscured, made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean with hopes of a better life. Photo by Gabriela Arp '16 M.A.

Refugees in Europe, GeTMA Berlin and TAM

By Sarah A. Hutchison, associate director of the TransAtlantic Masters program Reaching out to Refugees Last summer the U.S. media focused a great deal of attention on the refugee crisis in Europe. The main point of interest involved the Syrians fleeing civil war at home: the crossings, the shipwrecks, the flight towards Europe. During this… Read more »

Kate Hewitt ’17 MA Awarded Scoville Fellowship

Kathryn Hewitt ’17 M.A. has been awarded a 2017 Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. Hewitt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master’s in global studies with a concentration in global politics. The Scoville Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and… Read more »