Western Europe / European Union 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.

Thakker Takes Helm as Interim Dean of Eshelman School of Pharmacy

October 2, 2017

It’s Monday morning, Sept. 18, at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The dean’s parking spot is empty. So is the dean’s office. It’s Dhiren Thakker’s first day as the interim dean of the School, and he is still in his office on the third floor of Kerr Hall. His car is sitting in its usual place in the deck rather than the front-row spot reserved for the dean. Thakker said he is a couple weeks… 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 »

Chacón Begins as Diplomat in Residence in September 2017

September 18, 2017

In September, Arnold A. Chacón begins service as the Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. A member of the career Senior Foreign Service, Chacón most recently served as director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources at the Department of State. Chacón will be jointly hosted by… Read more »

Ensemble Collina Explores the ‘Confluence’ of Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Music

September 15, 2017

Over the summer, Acis Productions released “Confluence” by Ensemble Collina, a group of artists primarily made up of faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Music. Ensemble Collina includes Michael Kris (trombone), Leah Peroutka (violin) and Brent Wissick (viola da gamba and cello), as well as Elaine Funaro (harpsichord). “Confluence” tells the story of the transformative… Read more »

UNC Assistant Professor of Classics Is Member of Team Awarded 1.5 Million Euro Grant

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assistant professor of classics Jennifer Gates-Foster is part of a small team recently awarded a 1.5 million euro European Research Council starting grant in support of archaeological work in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. As a member of the French Archaeological Mission to the Eastern Desert (Mission archéologique française du… Read more »

English Is Off the Menu at Language Lunches

August 23, 2017

Jessica Tanner, an assistant professor of French at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, doesn’t often get the chance to speak the language she loves so much, at least outside of the classroom. “There aren’t a lot of opportunities in French to really engage with the community,” Tanner said. “I was excited about… Read more »