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Three Carolina Students Share Their Study Abroad Stories

February 14, 2018

Studying abroad once was considered an extravagance few could afford. Students today see global engagement as a fundamental part of their education, and many at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have at least one study abroad experience on their transcript. The College of Arts and Sciences’ robust Study Abroad Program offers more than 330… Read more »

Lorrie Fair

Tar Heel Lorrie Fair Returns to Carolina

February 7, 2018

More than a decade after she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in communications and mathematics and as a three-time national champion on the women’s soccer team, Lorrie Fair Allen is back at Carolina. Allen is enrolled in the master of public administration program at the School of Government. The… Read more »

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Maggie Mouat: Studying Abroad in Australia

February 7, 2018

The following essay was written by Maggie Mouat ’18 for unc.edu. There is nothing quite like the experience of studying abroad. It’s a unique chance to live and experience another country as a student for five months — or longer. Ask anyone who has come back from their abroad experience and not one of them… Read more »

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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.

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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 »

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PharmAlliance Conferences Bring Pharmacy World to Chapel Hill

November 21, 2017

The members of PharmAlliance gathered in Chapel Hill Nov. 15-19 as the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy hosted researchers and educators from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and University College London in the United Kingdom for a five-day, two-part collaborative summit focusing on research and practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. PharmAlliance is a… Read more »

Cassidy Greshko '18 in Chile's Atacama Desert while studying abroad.

UNC Awards $648,234 in Study Abroad Support to 182 Students

November 6, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $648,234 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 182 undergraduate students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2017, and yearlong programs during the 2017-18 academic year.

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 »

UNC Hosts Delegation from Australian Catholic University

September 12, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation August 29 and 30, 2017, from Australian Catholic University, led by Provost Pauline Nugent. The delegation visited UNC to build on the Memorandum of Understanding recently signed between the institutions and to explore opportunities for further collaboration. Nugent was joined on the visit by… Read more »