Western Europe / European Union News
Growing up Emery Cagle loved to travel throughout the United States, and in high school, he had his first opportunity to travel internationally. He loved the experience so much, he went on several international trips offered by his school, visiting Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, Portugal and the British territory of Gibraltar. As Cagle, an incoming… Read more »
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what is a nearly 500-year-old painting worth? “Portrait of a Young Lady” sat in storage at the Ackland Art Museum since its arrival there in 1968, until UNC art history professor Christoph Brachmann pulled it from the vaults last year. He immediately sensed the possible importance of this piece, thought to be created in 1522 by Barthel Bruyn.
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 »
The White House announced its intent on Aug. 3 to nominate Duke Buchan III ’85 as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra. Buchan is a Henderson, North Carolina native who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and Spanish…. Read more »
For Shodeah Kelly, a student at Davidson County Community College who had never left the United States, joining the North Carolina Global Distinction Program helped develop sensitivities and skills that have started her on the path to becoming a global citizen. Kelly is now a second-year transfer student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed Deborah Bull, assistant principal (London), and Lucy Shackleton, director of London engagement, from King’s College London on July 20 to explore the roles of universities in their communities. King’s recently launched a new institutional strategy, King’s Strategic Vision 2029, that prioritizes public service and engagement with… Read more »
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that future climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to cause roughly 60,000 deaths globally in the year 2030 and 260,000 deaths in 2100 due to climate change’s effect on global air pollution. The study, to appear in the July 31 advance… Read more »
The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected ten 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) recipients. These eight, incoming first-year students and two rising juniors will defer a year of university enrollment to gain informal, global education that combines volunteer service, work and international travel. Over 70 students applied… Read more »
In July, Dean Martin H. Brinkley ’92 was called to the bench as an honorary bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in London. Established in the 14th century, the Middle Temple is one of four Inns of Court located in England and Wales; along with the three other Inns of Court, it holds the… Read more »
Nithya Srinivas, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy, is the recipient of the IAS/ANRS Lange-van Tongeren Prize for Young Investigators in the clinical sciences track from the International AIDS Society and the France Recherche Nord & Sud Sida-HIV Hépatites. Srinivas is a fourth-year student in… Read more »