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Bestselling Author Meg Medina to Deliver 2018 Steinfirst Lecture

Meg Medina, bestselling Latina author of children’s and young adult fiction, will give the Susan Steinfirst Community Lecture in Children’s Literature on Sunday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. The lecture, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will be free and open… Read more »

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UNC Refugee Wellness Collaborative to Receive Grant

February 26, 2018

Triangle Community Foundation is awarding a $14,620 grant to the UNC Refugee Wellness Collaborative, which is based in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work and supports mental health and wellness services for refugees living in the Triangle. “We are most grateful,” said Josh Hinson, program director and a clinical assistant… Read more »

WiderNet Becomes Founding Member of New International Consortium for ‘Offline Content’

At an international summit held in Tempe, Arizona, WiderNet became one of 15 organizations to establish a new consortium and issue a declaration of principles for advancing projects, strategies and technologies that can provide access to important digital content for people in places without adequate internet connectivity. Cliff Missen, clinical associate professor at the UNC-Chapel… Read more »

The students included in the Puerto Rico service trip

UNC Seeks Clothing for Children in Puerto Rico

February 12, 2018

The Center for Global Initiatives, Institute for the Study of the Americas and Department of Romance Studies join Brandy Arellano and Ayashe Ramey to bring support to Puerto Rico during Spring Break, with a group of students from the Center for Global Initiatives. They are collecting new and lightly used children’s clothing for every age and any size.

"Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize" book cover

Institute for the Study of the Americas Launches Studies in Latin America Series

The Institute for the Study of the Americas has announced the inaugural publication of  its Studies in Latin America series, “Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize” by Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar and William Noel Salmon.  Tropical Tongues examines the precarious state of languages in coastal Belize in the years following independence in… Read more »