Western Europe / European Union News

Meet a New Tar Heel: Emery Cagle

August 18, 2017

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 »

Life Cycle of a Renaissance Painting Comes Into View at the Ackland

August 14, 2017

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.

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 »

NC Global Distinction Program Connects Community Colleges with Global Resources

July 31, 2017

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.

UNC Hosts King’s College London Visitors to Discuss Community Engagement

July 31, 2017

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 »

Campus Y Selects 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellows

July 31, 2017

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 »