Latin America / Caribbean News

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 »

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Frances Reuland Selected as James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program Recipient

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior Frances Reuland has been selected for the elite James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program run by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is UNC-Chapel Hill’s second recipient of this one-year award. The Junior Fellows Program provides substantive work experience at the Carnegie Endowment for students and… Read more »

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Five Students Selected as 2018 Burch Fellows

Five students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences were selected as recipients of the 2018 Burch Fellowship to pursue unique, self-defined educational experiences anywhere outside UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Lucius E. Burch, III…. Read more »