Latin America / Caribbean News

UNC Hosts Cuban First Secretary Miguel Fraga

November 29, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed First Secretary Miguel Fraga from the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C., on November 17, 2017. During the visit, Fraga met with faculty from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to learn about the School’s long-standing research initiatives in Cuba. He also… Read more »

Hurtado and Utin Honored as ′30 Under 30′ in Education by Forbes

November 21, 2017

Ricky Hurtado and Elaine Townsend Utin have been named as Forbes “30 Under 30 Education” honorees for 2018. Honorees are recognized primarily for using innovative methods to open up access to quality education to new and often underserved groups. Hurtado and Utin are co-executive directors of the NC Scholar’s Latinx Initiative (N.C. Sli), a project of the Center for Global Initiatives.

UNC Awards $648,234 in Study Abroad Support to 182 Students

November 6, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $648,234 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 182 undergraduate students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2017, and yearlong programs during the 2017-18 academic year.

Diver underwater photographing a dolphin in the Bahamas

A Day in the Life of a Dolphin Researcher

November 6, 2017

Since she was 14 years old, Liah McPherson has studied the lives of wild dolphins. This past summer, the freediving fanatic and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill junior worked as a field assistant for The Wild Dolphin Project in the northern Bahamas — home to four generations of Atlantic spotted dolphins. When asked where… Read more »

UNC Receives Grant to Examine Human Health Costs of Economic Development in the Galápagos Islands

October 16, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a two-year grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to examine the effects of changing environments on human health in the Galápagos, Ecuador. The principal investigator is Amanda Thompson, who holds dual appointments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Reception Honors ‘Noteworthy Firsts’ in Carolina’s History

October 3, 2017

When first-year Carolina student Kirstin McGinty learned that she would be the first recipient of the Karen L. Parker scholarship, she never expected to shake the hand of the woman her scholarship is named after. More than a half century separate McGinty and Parker, who was the first black woman to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.