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Carolina Alumni Angela Chin and Radhika Arora Win Prestigious Rangel Fellowship

March 29, 2021

Following a highly competitive nationwide selection process, Radhika Arora ’18 and Angela Chin ’20 were awarded the 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Program aims to enhance the excellence and diversity of the U.S. Foreign Service. Established in 2003, the Rangel Program selects outstanding fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide selection process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, … Continued

Modern Indian Studies Initiative Launches Website

March 23, 2021

UNC Global is pleased to announce the launch of the new website for the Modern Indian Studies (MIS) initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The website,, is an important next step for the initiative, which aims to bring together a wide range of research focused on present-day India, providing students and the Carolina community the chance to develop a broader, deeper understanding of contemporary India.   As a leading global public research university and home to the Carolina Asia Center, the first Title VI funded pan-Asia national resource center in the southeastern U.S., Carolina is well positioned to be at the forefront of advancing knowledge of modern India across North Carolina, the United States and beyond.   … Continued

UNC-Chapel Hill Celebrates 21st Annual Carolina Global Photography Exhibition Through Retrospective

March 1, 2021

The 21st annual Carolina Global Photography Competition took place last fall in the form of a retrospective, and the work of select photographers will be on display at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from March 1 through July 1, 2021. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Carolina Global Photography Competition did not seek new submissions for the 2020-21 cycle. Instead, UNC Global presents a retrospective on twenty years of stunning and inspiring images taken from all over the world by UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty, staff and alumni. Over 8,000 photos from … Continued

The Language Studies Program that United Duke and Carolina

February 8, 2021

Carolina and Duke may have a heated rivalry on the court, but there’s more collaboration than competition when it comes to academics. The Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies utilizes the strengths of the two universities — one public and one private — to offer graduate students at both institutions an unparalleled experience. The program grew out of the collegiality that has long existed between the German studies programs at both universities, as evidenced by their shared Works in Progress series — meetings where colleagues present their work for feedback — and graduate students’ ability to take certain classes at either institution. … Continued

Updating Carolina Next

January 25, 2021

Last spring, University leaders reexamined several of the eight strategic initiatives in light of COVID-19 and heightened racial tensions. Bob Blouin and Lynn Williford discuss Carolina’s “living, breathing, evolving strategic plan.” In light of the global pandemic and heightened racial tensions, Carolina’s leadership, working with teams across the University, spent the past nine months revising the University’s strategic plan, Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good. The plan aims to turn the University’s vision and aspirational goals into strategic opportunities and initiatives and prioritizes where the University can achieve the greatest impact. Eight strategic initiatives frame the plan: 1. Build Our … Continued

Carolina Hosts Sixth Annual Learning Through Languages High School Research Symposium

December 22, 2020

On Dec. 9, 2020, high school students from across North Carolina gathered virtually for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University’s sixth annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium awards ceremony. The Learning Through Languages High School Research Symposium is a way for world language students in North Carolina to deepen their language studies and promote learning in the areas of research methodology, technology literacy and critical thinking. Teams of students wrote research briefings in their language of study and developed either a PowerPoint, webpage or PDF infographic to exhibit their findings. The projects were … Continued

Two Tar Heels Named Rhodes Scholars

November 23, 2020

Peter Andringa and Sarah Mackenzie are Carolina’s 50th and 51st Rhodes Scholars. The world’s oldest international fellowship award, the Rhodes Scholarship funds study at the University of Oxford in England. Carolina alumni Sarah Mackenzie and Peter Andringa have received the Rhodes Scholarship. A Morehead-Cain Scholar, Carolina Honors laureate and member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sarah Mackenzie graduated from Carolina in 2020 with degrees in public policy and global studies and a minor in Arabic from the College of Arts & Sciences. She was an active member of Campus Y’s Criminal Justice Awareness Action Group and the Community Empowerment Fund. Mackenzie also … Continued

Francisco Laso ’21 PhD Researches Diverse Spatial Perspectives in the Galápagos

November 5, 2020

When Francisco Laso ’21 Ph.D. was a field research assistant at the Galápagos National Park in 2010, he was shocked to learn that there was very limited collaboration with farmers on conservation issues. The Galápagos Islands are known for their unique endemic species, but their humid highlands are also home to the islands’ agricultural region. Laso, originally from Quito, Ecuador, has spent the past decade addressing this topic through his research. “Most people are really surprised to hear that there is farming going on in the postcard images that they see from the Galápagos,” Laso says. “I saw this huge … Continued

Moving Forward with Boldness: Kevin Guskiewicz Installed as 12th Chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill

October 11, 2020

Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz took his oath of office Sunday afternoon at a physically distanced ceremony in Memorial Hall. At his installation as Carolina’s 12th chancellor on Sunday, Kevin M. Guskiewicz spoke about the challenges faced by the “rising generation” — an uncertain economic future, a global pandemic and racial inequity — and how he will consult that generation and earn their trust. “Our history, as imperfect as it is, is defined by the successive generations who have tried to close the gap between what we are and what we can be,” Guskiewicz said. “Our students, faculty and staff want … Continued

Helping Prepare Giant Tortoises for the Wild

October 1, 2020

Carolina’s Galapagos Science Center worked alongside the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador to repatriate giant tortoises into the wild. The center’s researchers conducted health assessments on the animals before their release last month. Close to 30 juvenile giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands made their way into the wild last month as part of the Galapagos National Park’s breeding and repatriation efforts for this vulnerable species. Researchers from the Galapagos Science Center, jointly operated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, played a vital role in the process by performing health … Continued