FedEx Global Education Center

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FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

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January 11, 2017

View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students. The exhibition will open Jan. 11 and run through July 21, 2017 at the FedEx Global Education Center. All photography on display was submitted as part of UNC’s annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. The judges’ committee selected winning photographs with special consideration given to images that are distinctive and embrace a new perspective. Photographs have been selected for first, second and third place as well as thematic and regional spotlights.

Thematic spotlights were awarded to photos that incorporated the following themes:

  • Chancellor’s choice (photographs the chancellor finds globally relevant and distinctive)
  • Food for all: local and global perspectives
  • Global perspectives within the U.S.
  • Learning moment
  • Movement
  • Nature’s beauty
  • A new take on an old landmark
  • School spirit

Regional spotlights were selected by each area studies center and departmental unit housed in the FedEx Global Education Center. Each center selected a photo representing their mission, vision, academic focus and/or world area.

This event is co-sponsored by the African Studies Center; Carolina Asia Center; Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations; Center for European Studies; Center for Global Initiatives; Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies; Curriculum in Global Studies; Global Relations; Global Research Institute; Food Theme Steering Committee; Institute for the Study of the Americas; International Student and Scholar Services; and the Study Abroad Office.


View slideshow of winners and chancellor’s choice selections
View slideshow of GEC spotlights
View slideshow of honorable mentions

Carolina Global Photography Exhibition flyer (version 1)
Carolina Global Photography Exhibition flyer (version 2)

Exhibit contact: Ingrid Smith, manager of events and exhibitions for UNC Global,

Media contact: Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations, UNC Global,, 919-962-4504

Start: January 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End: July 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

April 29, 2017

Historian Donald Raleigh will consider the background to and course of Russia’s February Revolution of 1917, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule, and the October Revolution, which brought the Bolsheviks to power and gave rise to the world’s first socialist state. Aaron Hale-Dorrell will examine contemporary Russia in light of past revolutions. Shaped by the revolutionary changes wrought by the Revolutions of 1917, today’s Russia also reflects the influence of transformations during the Soviet period and the era of Mikhail Gorbachev, whose wrenching reforms to society, politics and economics inadvertently caused the USSR to dissolve.  These two lectures will be followed by a panel discussion with both scholars taking questions and discussing the legacies of the Russian Revolution, within and outside of Russia, then and now.

This event is sponsored by the Program in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To register, visit the seminar website.

Start: April 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am
End: April 29, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Cost: 65