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UNC Area Studies Centers Host Global Spotlight Week on Crises of Citizenship, Feb. 17-24

January 29, 2018

UNC centers for the study of Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and East Europe, Latin America and the Middle East present “Global Spotlight Week: Crises of Citizenship,” Feb. 17-24, 2018. The week’s art exhibit, films, concert, lectures and panels will highlight critical approaches to the contested issue of citizenship, exploring experiences of migration and belonging across world regions.

David Steeb

David Steeb Receives American Pharmacists Association New Practitioner Award

January 26, 2018

David Steeb is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished New Practitioner Award from the American Pharmacists Association. The award recognizes a new practitioner, within the first five years of practice, who has demonstrated distinctive achievements in mentorship, service and commitment to the profession of pharmacy. Steeb is a clinical assistant professor and director of global engagement… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill Earns Top Sustainability Ratings

January 25, 2018

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been nationally and internationally recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System and the University of Indonesia’s Green Metric for its work in promoting and maintaining sustainable practices. AASHE STARS is a nationally recognized, comprehensive campus sustainability rating system that enables… Read more »

Sarah Hutchison, program director of the Center for European Studies, and three students during Symposium

North Carolina High School Students Compete at World Languages Symposium

December 22, 2017

Ninety high school students across North Carolina participated in the third annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University on Dec. 13, 2017. This year’s symposium was the marquee event for the North Carolina Diplomatic Corps’ statewide Day of Multilingualism.

UNC Lineberger Researchers to Develop Comics, App to Educate about Childhood Cancer in Malawi

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have been awarded a two-year, $50,000 grant to develop strategies for helping children with a common pediatric cancer in Malawi stay on treatment, which the researchers say is critical to improving survival rates. Burkitt lymphoma is a common childhood cancer that is often cured in the United States, but… Read more »

UNC Project-Malawi Director Satish Gopal Delivered 2017 Winter Commencement Address

December 17, 2017

Be audacious in your pursuits, but not in a flashy, shallow way, Carolina’s Satish Gopal told graduates at the Winter Commencement ceremony at the Dean Smith Center on Dec. 17, 2017. “Undergird your audacity with equal commitment to incrementalness,” Gopal said. “To be bold, but also boring, and to painstakingly do the daily reading and thinking and… Read more »

Students presenting their work during the Symposium

Annual Learning Through Languages Symposium Kicks Off North Carolina Day of Multilingualism

December 11, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13 from 10:45 to 2:30. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, which focuses on the value of lifelong language learning.