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A New Publication Celebrates All Things Global

May 9, 2022

Catherine Haas loves the interdisciplinary nature of UNC’s master’s program in global studies. Now she and fellow graduate students are leaving their mark on campus by creating a publication that celebrates that same diverse mindset. The forthcoming Global Gazette will be more than … Continued

‘Go abroad. Say yes.’

May 3, 2022

Senior Alaina Plauche has heeded her own advice to future Tar Heels about studying abroad. This Carolina Covenant Scholar never could have imagined that her academic journey would take her to Bhutan, Spain, Uganda and Washington, D.C. In fall 2019, … Continued

From Myanmar to Chapel Hill

May 2, 2022

Carolina Covenant Scholar Thidar Aye’s journey to Chapel Hill began in Myanmar. At UNC, she fell in love with research and hopes to one day enter a Ph.D. program in biology. At age 7, Thidar Aye fled Myanmar with her … Continued

Sharing Black History and Culture

December 6, 2021

Saskia Staimpel lived all over the world — Argentina, Venezuela and Thailand — before her family moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, right before she started high school. She speaks Spanish fluently (her mother is from Ecuador). She applied to a … Continued

Using Neuroscience to Help Others

May 10, 2021

Daniel Ogunbamowo, once at risk of flunking out of school, turned his life around, got accepted to Carolina on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship and has continued to seize every opportunity since. Senior Daniel Ogunbamowo’s journey to Carolina was a long one, … Continued

Students, an Ocean Apart, Study Drama and the Plague

April 12, 2021

An international online course connects students from three universities to explore how theater-makers can adapt, recover and thrive amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first page of the syllabus for Adam Versényi’s undergraduate international theater course features this 1933 quote from … Continued

A Dynamic Global Dozen

February 16, 2021

Twelve international exchange students from seven countries are calling UNC-Chapel Hill home this spring. Due to COVID-19, many had postponed coming to Carolina for one or more terms and waited months for travel restrictions to lift and visas to be … Continued

Winter 2020 Graduate: Lizzie Russler ’20

November 30, 2020

Senior Lizzie Russler has worked around the world tackling challenges at the intersection of human rights and climate change. An internship at Sephora also confirmed her interest in sustainability issues. Lizzie Russler has kept her bags packed and her passport … Continued

Winter 2020 Graduate: An Advocate for Asian American Students

November 30, 2020

Senior April Bourommavong is a first-generation student who co-founded the Southeast Asian Student Association during her time at Carolina. April Bourommavong’s parents both left their homeland in Laos in the 1980s as young adults, living in different United States cities … Continued

A Terrific Trio

October 19, 2020

Undergraduate researchers Chloe Schneider, Maribel Herrera and Megan Raisle, under the leadership of UNC-Chapel Hill geographer Diego Riveros-Iregui, spent two months in Ecuador’s northern Andes Mountains exploring climate change. They came back to Chapel Hill, wrote a paper that was … Continued