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The Morehead-Cain Foundation Announces Its Class of 2022

April 27, 2018

The Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, founded at the first public university in the country, is proud to announce the largest class in its history. This fall, Morehead-Cain will welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 79 new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina,… Read more »

Achsah Dorsey Researches Iron Deficiency in Peru with James J. Gallagher Dissertation Award

During her initial pre-dissertation fieldwork in Lima, Achsah Dorsey met with a number of women about their primary health concerns. “Every person I spoke to wanted to know more about anemia and its effect on their children,” she said. With support from FPG’s James J. Gallagher Dissertation Award, Dorsey is helping to solve the critical health issue… Read more »

Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo Appointed William Wilson Brown Jr. Distinguished Term Professor in Latin American Studies

April 18, 2018

Born and raised in Mexico City, it’s no surprise that Mexico and its neighboring countries are a primary focus for associate professor of political science Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo. “My family all still lives in Mexico City, so I’m very connected to what’s going on there and the politics of both the city itself and the country.”… Read more »

UNC Press, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University Libraries Publish Open-Access Book in New Collaborative Series

April 16, 2018

The University of North Carolina Press, the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the University Libraries published the first title in their collaborative open-access series, Studies in Latin America. Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize by Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar and William Noel Salmon is expected to be followed… Read more »

Seven Students Receive Class of 1938 Award

April 12, 2018

Seven undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad in summer 2018. Students were chosen based on the quality of their proposals, financial need and personal, academic and professional purpose. Each student will receive $5,000. The awardees were chosen by a… Read more »

In Memoriam of Jason Davis, Assistant Professor of Geography and Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellow

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community mourns the passing on April 1, 2018, of Jason Davis, assistant professor of geography and faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center. Jason was a young and prolific scholar who studied the relationships between migration, development and environmental change in origin countries. He received his doctoral… Read more »

Center for Global Initiatives Announces Second Supplies Drive for Puerto Rico

The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) has a second Global Take Off trip to Puerto Rico planned in May, and they are partnering with the Department of Romance Languages to collect supplies for communities recovering from last year’s devastating hurricane season. The following items are being collected: hygiene products lightly used clothing for all ages (and warm… Read more »